As I prepare this week for next week’s Unburdened Heart study, I know one thing. I don’t have all the answers, and I can’t pretend that I do. Life is messy, at best, especially when you come to the cross just as you are with an open heart for God to change you.
That’s where many of you are, and honestly, that’s where I always hope to be in my faith.
As I pray and prepare this week for the study, my prayer for you and for me is that God will give us the faith, even in our brokenness, to ask for the faith we need daily to grow, and to run after all that God is offering.
Let’s pray together as we approach this week with this simple phrase:
Coming to God with an open heart is so important. I don’t have the answers, at times I don’t even think I have the questions. But I find that I am needing to trust, and have faith in patience (patient, I am not), and faith that what I felt God impressing on me at church this week will come to pass, even when I can’t begin to see how, in the natural that any of this could ever happen.
Remaining obedient, even when it is terribly uncomfortable, having faith that God doesn’t ask us for something that He doesn’t provide a way to bring it to pass.
Last night I discovered that despite out attempt at reconciliation, my husband has continued his affair with another woman. The news is devastating, yet I KNOW my Lord has commanded me to forgive my husband and his mistress despite the fact that I will likely never hear an apology or even have the opportunity to really understand why all this has happened. For now, all I can pray for is the heart and wisdom to forgive and strength to move forward with my life even though just getting out of bed everyday is such a struggle.
I just read your comment and my heart ached for you. I am so glad you are here and hope that you will be in this group with us. I’ve been in a similar situation and still struggle with forgiveness. I believe with my whole heart that God will meet us right where were at…messy at times, feeling broken and alone. But as Suzanne said, if we’re willing to come before Him with an open heart, He will change us. Love to you Amber,