Hey, Beauties! It's Day 9 of the "100 Days of Believing Bigger," and today's subject is from the section of Trust.
How much peace does it give you to know that God actually hears you?
Listen! I have struggled with this! With what, you may ask? Well, I struggled with the peace and belief that God hears me. I have always questioned if God is listening to me or if he has tuned me out. When I was a bit younger, raising my son, and just going through life, I would continually pray for things to change. I can recall lots of things that I've asked God for, and when it didn't happen, I was sure that He didn't hear me. I can remember crying myself to sleep in anger because nothing came to pass. When I was a teenager, growing into young adulthood, I remember my mother would always tell me to pray because I used to worry about everything. So I would pray, expecting God to answer. When nothing changed, I realize that it wasn't always because God didn't hear me; it was not time, or He was opening doors, but I was too blinded at the time to step in because I was expecting it to happen a different way. I started developing the mindset that God doesn't hear me, and so there would be times that I would stop praying. I didn't have peace. Fast forward to today as I am writing this, my relationship with God has changed and is still growing. I have peace that He hears me, but this didn't just happen overnight. It took many years to be confident and be at ease, knowing that just because God doesn't answer in the way that I want doesn't mean that He isn't listening. I had to completely trust Him, change my relationship, and grow more in His word. For example, most of us can probably agree that 2020 wasn't a good year for many of us. I'll be honest with myself; I can say that it was HARDDDDD (yes I am putting the extra emphasis on the "D") because there were many times that I wanted and needed things. I tried to figure things out for myself. I tried to control the outcome of my life and decisions that I knew I had to wait on God to make for me and with me. When I finally humbled myself and became encouraged that God was wholeheartedly interested in my life, I saw things changing. We can believe that God is capable of all things, but it is another thing to fully entrust God with every area of our lives ~ Marshawn Evans Daniels.
"This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 1 John 5:14 NIV
"Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1
So I end this by asking you the same question: How much peace does it give you to know that God actually hears you?
Love you and Stay Fab-YOU-lous! Remember that YOU ARE LOVED!