Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Doubting God

Last night I didn't get to bed late cause it was so hot in my room and I couldn't get comfortable. I got to sleep a little after 11 o'clock thinking, "I'm NEVER going to get up at 5am!" I was just so upset...

Little did I know when I woke up and looked at my clock it was 5:06. 5 o'clock. I got up. And I was refreshed, and ready to start my day. [For the most part.]

Later as I was doing some school and thinking about other stuff, I realized...Saying that I could NOT get up was doubting that God would not give me the strength to get up. I pray every night that He would help me to get up every morning ready to serve Him. And I had... At that moment of realizing that I had doubted God, I prayed to Him and asked forgiveness.

How often do we pray about something, and often we have little or no faith that God will actually do it. Rick taught in Sunday School about it...

James 1:5-6 says, "If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed."

Matthew 21:22 says, "And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive."

What a great reminder that we need to have true faith when we ask God for help and to know that He CAN help us. I feel that God was teaching me a little lesson this morning...And my day went great too. I was happier, and felt refreshed all day. It's amazing what we often don't think about things like that when we need to.

And of course, following our answered pray of receiving help, we need to praise and thank God for the power to get through things.



Molly said...

Great post, Emily. It is so encouraging to see that you are continuing to learn things!
I never really thought of it like that... like I knew that praying and then doubting that God wouldn't/couldn't answer it was doubting God's power. BUT I never really thought about it as in, "Well, I pray that I'll be able to get up early in the morning refreshed, and God can answer that. If I think that He can't, then I'm doubting Him and His power." I don't know why I never really thought of it like that. I think it's much easier to tell other people what to do then actually live it yourself!
Wow. Thank you for that insight!

Emily said...

Your welcome!! I loved figuring that out.

Molly said...

Thanks for your comment on my devotional blog. It was really encouraging [and it made me smile!]. You are such a great friend, Emily. I am also very, very thankful for YOUR friendship. I'm really glad that you could apply what I wrote to your life!