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by Andrea Ogunba
6/07/2013 / Prayers
Just because you prayed, you thought everything would suddenly change
Just because you declared the word once, twice, or even thrice
Just because you spent a day in fasting and prayer, you walked out the door expecting everything to turn out differently.
And just because it didn't happen the way you said it would when you said it would, you got discouraged!
Just because the storms got fiercer, the waves soared, the skies darkened after you prayed
You cried and said praying was of no use
I've been there, you probably have too.
Everything was 'peaceful' till you started to pray.
Nothing extreme seemed to be happening, till you got serious about declaring the word.
And then, it seemed the burden got heavier, the tunnel got darker, like the night got darkest
Just when you prayed, your child seemed to sink deeper into crack
Just when you prayed, the creditors called you up to let you know they were going to mess up your peaceful world They would make you sorry!
Just when you prayed, you looked at the empty seats and wondered where the souls you saw (while you prayed) would be attending your church services that day went to
Just when you prayed!
Just when you prayed, the pain seemed to get all the more unbearable; you wondered if the cancer was actually leaving your body
Just when you prayed, you stood and watched another clump of hair, weakened by chemotherapy, fall in the bathtub
Just when you prayed!
Just when you prayed, your husband seemed to sink deeper into sin, he wasn't even coming home like he was before you prayed
Just when you prayed!
Just when you prayed the SMS came in; your grades weren't good, your student loan was due, your rent was due
You hadn't noticed all this as intensely as you did, just when you prayed
It reminds me of something I read up once.
'Let us go over unto the other side"
The Master had spoken; excited they set sail, expecting to get to the other side without much ado.
And as they went, 'waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it' (Mark 4:37 The Message)
Huh? Hadn't the Master spoken?
They panicked. Didn't he care that they were going down? He just lay down there, sleeping!
They asked what you may be asking now, 'Is it nothing to you that I am facing all this? Do you really care Lord?'
'Does this pain matter to you? I've been through so many rounds of chemo'
'All these bills Lord; I'm so behind on my mortgage I don't even sleep at night anymore'
'Abandoned with three young kids, does it even matter to you Lord?'
'I know you called me, but I'm not seeing the results I expect in ministry. Does it even matter to you Lord? I can't take one more Sunday with empty pews'
Just when I thought things were going to get better, they seem to be getting worse
I can barely sit still as I see how He responded
'He told the wind to pipe down and said to the sea, "Quiet! Settle down!" The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass' (Mark 4:40 The Message)
The wind ran out of breath, the sea became smooth as glass. Wow!!!! I mean W.O.W!!!!!!!!!!
Seriously, the winds you are seeing are nothing! Something DID happen when you prayed.
Just smile and tell the wind, 'Quiet! Settle down!'
Hear me clearly, it is IMPOSSIBLE for God to lie!
If He said, things change when we pray, that's all the assurance you need.
I've got news for you; "your marriage is not over, your husband is coming to his senses, he is coming home!"
"That cancer won't kill you; people are going to come to you from the ends of the earth to ask you how you got healed!"
"You are going to graduate; NO the loans won't overwhelm you, no, you won't drop out, no your dreams to graduate from college won't go unfulfilled!"
In whatever you are facing today, the wind is going to run out of breath, you will see!
Don't cower in fear when you see the waves, just start dancing, they show you that you are actually heading somewhere
Your prayers are working
Let me remind you today, just because you prayed, something actually happened!
Written by Andrea Ogunba
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