Faith For Me, Too
Every Sunday at church, at the end of the service several elders and leaders stand up at the front of the sanctuary and pray for anyone who needs prayer. My pastor always says, “if it bothers you every week, get prayer every week.”
I watch lots of people go and get prayer for their needs. Every week we hear testimonies about how God moved in someone’s life after receiving prayer. I truly have faith that God can heal you when you get prayer, I truly believe and have seen people get healed through prayer, but I’m not sure I truly believe that God can heal me.It’s hard to have faith that God can do for me what I’ve seen Him do for others
Maybe it’s everyone, maybe it’s just me, but it’s hard to have faith that God can do for me what I’ve seen Him do for others. Why is it that it’s so easy to believe for others what we can’t believe for ourselves? I’m not sure I know the answer to that, but I can tell you this, if God can heal them, He can heal you too.
It’s a logic problem. God is Almighty. He can heal anyone of anything. He can provide for anyone what they need. He only wants us to ask and have faith. So of course, if He can do it for anyone, He can do it for you and me. Logically we know that. So, what’s the problem?
The problem is, you and I aren’t logical. Even if you are a highly logical person, you are still full of emotion. Emotions can be the enemy of logic. I have no emotional block that stops me from having faith for the things you need, but when I think about the things I need I get all twisted up with fears and insecurities. Does God actually want to help me? Am I a good enough Christian that He would? I’ve prayed for things in the past that He hasn’t done anything about. I’ve been praying for this forever and nothing has changed. Is God even real? Does He even care? Do you feel the same? Unfortunately, I can’t answer those questions. There’s nothing I can do to ease your mind or mine.Faith builds over time, pray and have faith now, and you’ll build faith for the future
The only thing I can say is have faith anyway. Faith builds over time, so pray and have faith for the things you want to see and as you start to see them happen, you’ll start to have more faith for things in the future. Of course, we aren’t just emotional, we’re forgetful. So start a list of answered prayers. Every time you have a prayer answered, write it down. Especially the small things. When you go back and read your list, your faith will be strengthened. I recommend that you read your list often.
It’s important that when we pray for things, we have faith that God will do it. Even if it’s hard, and even if you feel like it’s useless, have faith. Not just for other people, but for you too!