It's a New Year, we hope to have a great start. I hope so, sometimes I have my doubts and emotions of things in life that come up. 2018 was kinda rough emotionally for me, but I hope I can draw closer to God and grow stronger in Christ so I can help and inspire people with God's word.
I was reading in Psalms today, always a good place to start off if your not sure where. Instead of doing a Psalm a day I thought I would read afew chapters a day until I get into some that are quite long like 119 as I hope to get that far and beyond. I have a tendency to procrastinate. I'm sure if it was a class I would maybe get an A in it.
Anyway I remembered something my youth leader /mentor/best friend told me about reading the Bible. He said keep reading until something sparks your attention. I read Psalms Chapters 1-5 and it was in chpt. 5:1-3 that caught my attention today.
O Lord , hear me as I pray; pay attention to my groaning. Listen to my cry for help, my King and my God, for I pray to no one but you. Listen to my voice in the morning, Lord . Each morning I bring my requests to you and wait expectantly.
Psalms 5:1-3 NLT
We often cry out to God and send our prayers to Him hoping He's herd us and will answer, He's got it under control so just trust God. Which is very true! We must do that for sure, also expect God to answer. Sometimes we think it might be selfish of us to be expectful, but God wants us to expect results. Just like when we do or go for a test, or ask we expect results, we expect an answer. I hate not knowing things myself in what's going on around me in my world with my family, friends, youth group and sometimes things at work things I'm involved in and part of.
Sometimes we may know or have a feeling what to expect, but sometimes we get an unexpected result/answer as well. God loves us and dosn't want to leave us hanging and unknowing when we ask Him things.
I leave you with this, be eager, be wondering persistent with things you share with God. Be hungry!
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It's hard to stay hungry with God when dealing with all the stress of life. Good reminder.