The truth about prayer is that it doesn’t always make things easier. Sometimes when we come before God and we pour out our honest hearts and thoughts before Him, He still asks us to walk the hard road. I think tonight of Jesus who prayed that the cup would be taken from Him in the Garden of Gethsemane, if that be His Father’s will. We know that the will of His Father was that His Son continue walking out the hard path of our salvation. God loved His Son dearly, and yet He trusted Him to do the hardest thing in the world…lay down His life for His friends. Hard days that come our way aren’t always punishment and they aren’t always consequences. Sometimes they are God showing us that He can give us the strength to do hard things and walk hard roads because He is working our hard lives into a greater thing. He is weaving together the story of the world. He is healing brokenness and breaking down barriers and coming to us in our rawest forms. He who is the maker of your heart is also the lover of your soul and the provider of your strength. So if tonight when you come before Him in prayer, and He asks you to do the hard thing, know that He will provide what you need for the battle. He will walk by your side. He will give you more of His Spirit. Prayer doesn’t always take away the things in life we wish it would. But it helps us prepare for what’s ahead. What God speaks to us is truth, and sometimes truth is hard. But His hard truth comes with great love and great power.
A Fellow Grace Wanderer