Pray all the time; thank God no matter what happens. This is the way God wants you who belong to Christ Jesus to live. Don’t suppress the Spirit, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-19
God designs all for good, even when we can’t see it. Sometimes we pray for something and it doesn’t happen according to our schedule so we give up praying about it.
For me, as hard as it may seem it was the process of helping others in recovery. I have always believed, and still, believe that is my God-given purpose. In 2005 God gave me a vision for Living Life Recovery. He gave me a map of how it would unfold if I relied on Him. The map came without timelines. So when things have progressed how I thought they should or to the timeline I had set I sometimes became disheartened. But I didn’t stop praying and I didn’t stop trying everything in my power to help others in recovery.
GOD HELPS US TO FACE UP TO THE TRUTH
Blessed be God— he heard me praying. He proved he’s on my side; I’ve thrown my lot in with him. Now I’m jumping for joy, and shouting and singing my thanks to him. Psalms 28:6-7
THROUGH THE HOLY SPIRIT GOD POINTS US IN THE DIRECTION HE WANTS US TO GO
Just as the Master kept you alive during the hard times, he’ll keep your teacher alive and present among you. Your teacher will be right there, local and on the job, urging you on whenever you wander left or right: “This is the right road. Walk down this road.” Isaiah 30:20-21
RECOVERY IS PREPARING US TO HELP OTHERS WHERE WE CAN
Don’t quit in hard times; pray all the harder. Help the needy; be inventive in hospitality. Romans 12:12-13