Having your prayers turn from Desperation to Faith!

What do your prayers sound like? By this I do not refer to the eloquence of your prayers or the words you use, but to the “heart-sound” of your prayers. When we find ourselves in difficult places in our lives, we tend to pray desperate prayers – something like, “Lord please help! I don’t know how I am going to get through this!” This is the right thing to do – run to God and cry out to Him. In Psalm 18 David found himself in a time of distress, and He knew Who to go to for help. He knew that his prayer was heard by God. Have a wonderful day as you remain in His presence. Love you all. 

“In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His [very] ears.” Psalm 18:6

I want to challenge you like I challenge myself regarding the way we should pray in the tough times we face. God wants to impress on our heart that it is good to cry out to Him for help in every difficulty we face, but that He doesn’t want us to stay there. Our prayers need to move from a place of desperation to a place of FAITH. In Psalm 18 David describes his place of desperation, but quickly moves on to tell how great the Lord is, and he goes on to declare this: “As for God, His way is perfect! The word of the Lord is tested and tried; He is a shield to all those who take refuge and put their trust in Him. For who is God except the Lord? Or who is the Rock save our God, The God who girds me with strength and makes my way perfect… The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock; and let the God of my salvation be exalted!” (Psalm 18:30-32, 46)

When our prayers remain desperate in nature, our spirit and our soul will remain in a state of anxiety and turmoil. When we choose to turn to what God says in His Word, and focus on His character and declare the truth we know concerning Him, it causes an inner stability and a secure trust to arise from within our spirit.

Isaiah 26:3 says, You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” When our minds are nurtured with God’s Word and His truth, we have a secure foundation to land on in times when our emotions are in a place of turmoil. When we know that God is our Source of comfort, and our minds are at peace because of Who we know He is, our prayers of desperation will confidently evolve into prayers of faith. 


Don’t stay in that place of desperation when your soul feels overwhelmed by your situation. Choose to dig deep into what you know to be true in your spirit – That God is good, that God is faithful and that He is the Hearer of prayer (Psalm 65:2). Choose to move from desperation to faith!

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I am a follower of Jesus. I am a grateful delivered woman who was once an addict, but now God has restored me and renewed me. I have been redeemed and remade by our Creator through salvation of His Son, Jesus Christ! I just want to share what God has done in my life that you may have the opportunity to experience the same joy He gave me. I give God all the glory for everything in my life for I couldn't accomplish anything apart from Him. If ye shall know the truth, the truth shall set you free, John 8:32. He puts people in my life that help me and gives me the opportunity to help another. I am never surprised by his love and blessings. God has placed a confidence and love in myself that I have never had before… so "Thank you God".. for the many True Blue Christians you have put in my life and for all the blessings you bestow on me daily. I have not come this far without lots of prayers and the help and love of my true friends and family and I thank you God for those special people in my life. You are 100% my Savior! I will forever have your name on my lips. I realize now with lots of prayer and reading of the Word… that all the answers were here for me and I never asked the questions. Although I still struggle daily with other life’s daily cards that are dealt, I have an attitude now of “NO MATTER WHAT “– I will praise You, Lord~~~through my storms and my triumphs! I have much more to share and would love to answer any questions anyone may have for through all my trials what has come to be is that I want to help others to see what I didn’t see and hopefully prevent the same hurts, guilt, shame and woes that I had to deal with and give them the best gift of all… JESUS! I believe it's important that we know who we are in God ... We are a one of a kind and God has made us like no other for a purpose- His purpose. Yes, bad things happen and yes, we make poor choices, but we don't have to continue to make them. God's mercies are new each day. Once we realize, know and most importantly believe who we are in Christ, that we are a child of God, we are not an accident, and whatever the circumstances before us each day no matter what they are... God gives us the choice and the power of Him to choose right and live right. We no longer have to live in the past, but in the present and look with expectation to the future with God by our side guiding us and directing our steps. He is our strength and our hope needs to reside in Him. Let his power and love work in your life today and see that life does not have to be the way you are living now. He wants to help you, but you have to let him. He can't make us come to him, he is not lost - WE ARE! Please share this blog with others to encourage them for the glory of God! Ministry: Lost Sheep Ministries on Facebook

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