When you have a heavy burden on your heart or a deep desire within your soul, tell God about it. Don’t waste mental effort just wishing life was different. Our Creator delights in blessing us with good things, although he sometimes has us wait so we can grow in our dependance on him. Hannah is a great example of someone who discovered what an immense comfort it is to pour out your heart to God.
Questions for further thought:
1. What is your first instinct when you face a new heartache or a difficult challenge?
2. If your answer to #1 is not “seek God in prayer,” how can you start refocusing your thoughts in that direction?
Challenge: Consider journaling as a way to keep a record of all you have lifted up to God in prayer, his answers, and your thankfulness for his provision. We all need reminders sometimes of God’s history of faithfulness in our lives.
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