But I Can Pray

Sometimes, this life just seems hopeless.

There’s war and hatred, famine and earthquakes. Little children die, teens commit suicide and people get sick and fade away and friends and family have to go on without them. Some people are homeless, some are slaves to drugs. This life is heartbreaking. It leaves me feeling hopeless when I think for too long. But then I realize that the battle has not been lost for I can pray.

I saw him standing at the bus stop one day, looking off into space. I had known him once and I worried about him now. I wanted to say something but I didn’t know how. But then I prayed. And as I passed by, I smiled and said hello and he did the same.

I have friends far away. I love people who I’ll never see again, and my heart aches everyday for that. How can I care while they are so far from me? Does love just stop when good-byes are said and the border of land is crossed? No, because I can pray when my heart aches for them and that is how I shall love the ones left behind.

My life is not perfect. I have ups and downs, strengths and weaknesses throughout my life. Sometimes I just cry out to God and ask Him, “Why?” I tell him my fears — of getting hurt, of losing someone else — and He listens to me. I admit my sins — my jealousies, bad attitudes, and unkind words — and He forgives me. I pray to Him and He hears and answers me. Throughout the day I’ll find His presence in the good things He does and the joy that He gives me.

This life is hopeless without God but with Him it is something wonderful.

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6 thoughts on “But I Can Pray

  1. Ahhhh, this is a great post that really captures how hopeless we can feel without praying to God. . .life is beautiful, you’re right: but it is heartbreaking sometimes. So much horror and gore. But God shows us what to do and comforts us, and that makes a world of difference.

  2. Amen! Amen! Amen! I love this post because I have noticed that prayer is the best medicine. No doctor, no procedure, and definitely no medicine cane heal me the way God heals. I’ve been praying for the strength to get through this battle, and I am reminded daily to come to Him. What a refreshing feeling!

    You are in my prayers! 🙂

    Love you!

    • God is the absolute winner in anything and everything and prayer is the very best tool you could use! Please know that I pray for you everyday. God has plans for you! He will be your strength in this! I am glad that you are relying on Him. Even though its tough, keep trusting Him and He will see you through.

      Love,
      Elizabeth

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