Do you ever wonder where your spiritual power is? Of course it's in Christ...but I mean...do you ever feel like you've misplaced it with your keys and then you search and search...til you find it? It's been there all along.
I've been struggling with this very thing some lately, truth be told. In an area in-particular...PRAYER. I have a friend, Donna, who is going through some pretty intense (to say the least) healthy issues. I have a friend in Gunter who entrusts me to pray for her pregnancy, another friend who I assure her I will pray for her kids. But what happens when I feel like my prayers are hitting the wall? When I start wondering, Is God even listening? Why aren't things changing?
I started thinking about this last night as some things that I have been praying for were getting progressively more grim. Disappointment with God, myself and others engulfed me. I looked up my favorite scripture and noticed some unmistakable truths:
I will lift up my eyes to the hills, where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth.
What's my job? - to look to the hills....then I am reminded that all the help comes from the supreme Creator of heaven and earth....all power is in His hand. I'm powerless when I get my eyes off Him...when I misplace Him.
I've got a bit of renewed focus today. I'll be honest. I'm still concerned for these requests that are etched on my heart....but I'm plugged into the power. I'm looking at the hills (even in Texas) and I am reminded of the greatness of our spectacular God who can and will make all things new.