faith,  prayer

How To Pray With Confidence

Are you bold or timid in your prayer life? I am a wishy-washy prayer warrior! I go back and forth between the two depending on where I am in my own faith journey, the amount of sleep I had the night before and whether or not I am in a season of joy or crisis.

I’ve been trying to be less timid in my prayer life lately.

I’m praying big, bold prayers that sometimes feel larger than mountains and a little pipe-dreamy. But I know God is a mountain mover and He loves me, even in my craziness.

Do you ever feel like your prayers go unanswered? Me too! But I know that our Jesus likes to work behind the scenes in His own timeline. #getonmytimelineJesus!

Waiting for answers to prayer is hard!

Especially when the world feels like it’s beating you down daily and your confidence level is operating on low. That’s hard for me to admit, but it’s honestly where I am right now.

I know our Jesus loves me and wants me to lean on Him in the struggles. But sometimes when I’m feeling tired and weary, I don’t think much beyond the craziness of my day (or moment). I often feel exhausted on all levels, emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. In these moments, it’s hard to pray, but it’s when we need it the most!

I love how Jesus reminds us that when we’re feeling banged up by the world, we can find rest in Him ~

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

In our caffeine-fueled, sleep-deprived moments of crazy, we need to remember there is a Savior who is always in control. We can get so much strength from our Father when we are in crisis or overwhelmed. Whether it’s your marriage, health, finances, parenting or other stuff you are dealing with, God is always in control.

There is such freedom trusting in this truth, even when your mind or heart isn’t feeling it! Release your struggles to the Lord and let Him carry your burdens. I love how we can remain full of Godfidence, even in our chaos ~

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.” 1 John 5:15

Seriously, how cool is that? It doesn’t promise that He will answer us immediately, or give us everything we desire. In fact, it’s often quite the opposite. But we still need to approach Him confidently and speak bold prayers into existence!

Are you confident or timid in your prayer life?

Martin Luther says “To be a Christian without prayer is no more possible than to be alive without breathing.”

That’s how I want my life to look. I want to walk in prayer throughout my day, giving my first and last fruits of the day, along with everything in between, to Jesus. I want a prayer life that is a living, thriving reflection of my faith and trust in our Heavenly Father in ALL seasons of life.

Whether it’s parenting, health, marriage, work or anything in between, we need to pray boldly and trust that our great and mighty King is in control.

Sure, the outcome may not look like we had hoped or planned, but we must trust that He is always working things out in a way that will ultimately be for our good.

Your prayers become bolder as your faith increases.

God is always in control, no matter how crazy life is in the moment ~

“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.” Romans 8:28

Life is hard, friend. Really, crazy, incredibly hard some days. in my  life I feel like I’m living upside down. I’m often off balance and nothing makes sense. It sometimes gets to the point where it feels like the walls of the world are closing in around me and my soul can’t breathe.

I sometimes feel as if my soul is suffocating by the insanity that surrounds me.

Make time for your soul to breathe today. Take time to pray. Ask boldly for God to work in your life and then trust always that He has your future in the palm of His hands.

Did you catch that? Ask Him boldly. Trust Him always.

I know it’s easier said than done when it feels like the walls are closing in around you, but bold prayers create bold faith. So keep praying!

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Never stop believe that Jesus loves you and cares about the deep hurts hidden in your heart.

Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18

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