Are you in a “battle” that feels too much or too hard?
Does it seem more is coming against you than more that’s for you?
Did you know with God’s help, all things are possible?
I could share story after story of situations turned around just by crying out to God. Sometimes people will not understand and even fail us (Not purposefully but lacking the ability to do what really needs to be done).
Only God can change a heart that leads to change of behavior.
Even if we are able to “control” or manage a behavior, unless a person changes at the heart level, it’s only a matter of time before behaviors reoccur, leaving people in despair once again. Whether it’s your own heart that needs transformed with new desires or someone you love, turn to God and pray to the One who goes beyond temporary behavior changes and goes after the heart, where lasting change occurs.
How long will it take?
If’s different for everyone. All we can do is trust Him fully and wait for His mercy, while we intercede (praying for God’s intervention) and secure His promises in our heart that are found in God’s Word.
Can God change a heart?
Actually, God can do anything and He chooses to work through the prayers and obedience of His people. He’s also given us authorities on earth who should intervene when injustices occur. But sometimes, even then, people and systems fail us.
“The king’s heart is a stream of water in the hand of the Lord; He turns it wherever he will.”Proverbs 21:1
God turns hearts and turned hearts transform into the likeness of Christ.
I once told a lady about a situation that felt hopeless. She looked me in the eyes and said, “Kandace, go after the heart through prayer.
Do you believe God will change a heart when you pray and wait with hopeful expectation? What’s the alternative? To give up?
I wasn’t giving up, I just felt weary and needed a voice of truth to keep my eyes on God’s ability, not my own.
Is the situation or person worth staying in the fight of faith for and to keep knocking on the door of Heaven for intervention?
Yes! Even if it took forever.
Even if I went to my grave being mocked for believing the impossible. Believing kept hope alive…”we are fools for Christ.”
(Sidenote- sometimes we need to stop crying out to people who either do not have the ability to help us OR are unwilling to help us. Yes, it can be maddening as we whisper or sometimes scream, “Can anyone see what’s happening here?” Read Luke 18:1-8 if you need some fuel for the fire of intercession that comes from desperation).
Even if I went to my grave being mocked for believing the impossible. Believing kept hope alive…”we are fools for Christ.” (Yep, I said that twice).
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” Romans 8:31
Asa was a man who turned to God when he was surrounded by an army that should have been able to take him and his men out. The numbers didn’t line up with Asa’s army being half the size of his opponents army. But Asa turned to God and acknowledged that with God’s help, things like the number of troops and the power of the weaponry didn’t compare to God’s ability to bring success.
Then Asa prayed to God, “O God, you aren’t impressed by numbers or intimidated by a show of force once you decide to help: Help us, O God; we have come out to meet this huge army because we trust in you and who you are. Don’t let mere mortals stand against you!” 2 Chronicles 14:11
If you are looking at your situation in the natural- with eyes that evaluate things that “should” make sense, you will be tempted to grow weary and give up.
God stories are birthed because of things only God can do in your situation. Otherwise, it’s just a really good story.
I’m closing by saying a prayer for whoever is reading this and is facing an overwhelming situation that feels too much or too hard. I’m asking the Lord to breathe His grace into your lungs and as you excel, you declare His truth. Even as Asa declared, “Because we trust in You and who You are.”
It’s not who you are or what you can do, it’s who He is and what He can do.
Cry out to Him, friends.