How to pray

Stop struggling, stop trying to do it on your own, with your own power. Be like a trusting child who has no doubt that her Father will see and respond to her need.

He is so much bigger, so much stronger, so much more loving and compassionate than you can understand. Do you know what this means? The “God” of your head does not match the God of the Bible, who is the Most High.

He says, “You struggle inside your mind with a conception of me that is not true. Be still. And know me. Know that I am God.”

Stop expecting progress. Stop interfering in his work. Just be calm and trust Him.

Lord, in my own sin, I’ve deceived even myself into thinking that I am in control of our relationship. Help me accept your outreached hand and trust.

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  1. I love this post! It’s so easy to want to try to control our spiritual progress, human nature I think. But you are right, it is God who is really in control, wooing us to Himself, to His Word, to obey. And it is “He who began a good work in us (that) will carry it on to completion…”! I’m so comforted by this truth because, left up to my own efforts, I would fail! Praise the Lord oh my soul, forever I will praise the Lord for His amazing Love and goodness! Thank you T&T (like dynamite.. haha) for this comforting word and reminder to “be still and know” that God is God, He is in control all the time and not me. I am very happy about that! God bless your day my sweet blogger friend! 🙂


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