I am learning to understand that going to God in prayer to solve an issue or end trouble or heal a pain does not mean these troubles in life will go away.
Praying gives us the strength to go through the troubles and woes of life, and it helps us to come out shining and victorious. It is like a little child who fears the dark or is scared of being alone in their room. Telling mom or dad of their fear does not mean the fear automatically disappears; it just reassures the child that mom or dad is watching over them and would never let anything bad happen to them.
When the trials and tribulations of life come against us and we go to the Father in prayer to deliver us, the answer to our prayers can be that God helps you to understand that He will be with you when you walk through the fire.
His answer to our prayers is not necessarily the disappearance of our trouble.
Knowing that the presence of God is with you in the morning, afternoon, and night is assurance enough that no matter what the devil tries to do, you are victorious. As it is written in Psalm 91:7-8, “A thousand may fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand but it shall not come near you. Only with your eyes shall you look and see the reward of the wicked”.
When we pray, we make the Lord our refuge and dwelling place which means no evil can befall you.
The troubles of life will come visiting, but they will not harm you because you have committed yourself to the hands of the Most High God.
When we pray, we tell God that we do not have the power to fight through the battles of life. We need Him to step in because without Him we will be defeated, and we look to Him to make us strong enough to overcome the power of the enemy.
When we pray, we tell God that we are helpless. We have outdone our might and ability. Our wisdom and understanding has been exhausted, and now we are running to the Creator of heaven and earth to come and do what only He can do, which is to help us come out victorious.
Remember, praying does not erase the problems or make them go away.
It just makes our God bigger than our problems, and now we are looking at the glass half full instead of half empty. Praying is like fueling your car so that it can continue to run.
Adeola is a hopeless romantic who sees everything from love's perspective. Her passions include cooking, writing, and making friends.