Today’s the day. We lay our prayer before God, the same prayer we’ve prayed for months, possibly years. Waiting for a miracle. Waiting for a loving God to bestow mercy on our particular request. What is the delay?
We Grow Tired
Our hope starts to dwindle, and our prayer starts to become more of a tag line. “Why am I bothering?” The once elegant prayer has turned into the bare minimal. Fears and tiredness set in with desires for an answer.
One More Time
Then, God tells us to pray the same prayer one more time or walk in faith down a particular road again… “One more time God? But I already _______ (fill in blank).” “One more time” is the reply.
He said, “Throw your net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” When they did, they were unable to haul the net in because of the large number of fish.
John 21:6 portrays fishermen tired after a long night of catching no fish. At that time, Jesus approached them. The fishermen were no doubt ready to move on with their day. Hoping another spot may be more promising tomorrow. But God comes along and tells them to toss their net one more time. They obeyed even though they were tired, and their instincts told them to give up.
God Hears Us
God hears our prayers. Don’t ever give up hope! As long as God still places that burden in your heart, continue to pray in faith. For God is able.
With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.
Obedience is following God, even when we don’t see the end in sight. It is having faith when we are tired. It is praying that prayer one more time. God is faithful and worthy to be trusted with our prayers for the day, the month or the years of our life.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.
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