To be grateful for an unanswered prayer, to give thanks in a state of interior desolation, to trust in the love of God in the face of the marvels, cruel circumstances, obscenities, and commonplaces of life is to whisper a doxology in darkness. -Brennan Manning
My problem is a belief problem. What I truly believe is indicated by my actions and when I observe my behavior, I must confess that my god is too small.
My experience is that resolutions are likely to be broken or forgotten before the end of January. Yet I am going on record with 5 of them. Read mine and share a few of your own.
Sometimes it seems that our prayers bounce off the ceiling. How should we respond when Heaven is silent? Some thoughts on why God might not answer.
Recent frustration in prayer seemed to be described in a U2 lyric which speaks of “speed dialing with no signal” What is the solution? Read on for some thoughts on reducing the frustration.
Paul prayed that the Philippians’ love might abound. He did not pray for busyness or programs to abound. Maybe we need to re-think our church life.
While waiting for our puppy to settle in her crate, I learned that rather than getting impatient, I should take the time for prayer.
The desperate posts in the great battle often are given to those whose faith is strong enough to weather seemingly unanswered prayer. So says C. S. Lewis in the essay on which this post is based.