My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.
We have the power of prayer at our fingertips. But isn’t it funny that we find ourselves searching for how to pray when we’re hurting.
Think about a time in your life when your relationship with God was strengthened by an easy circumstance. Sure, your praise may have increased, or changed at the top of your mountain, but it’s in the valleys — our darkest, most difficult seasons — when our faith becomes the focus. That’s because we learn how to pray THROUGH the storm, not before or after it.
Knowing how to pray in your darkest seasons is not a one-size fits all thing. It’s totally different in every circumstance, which is why we essentially re-learn how to pray in every season.
God WILL, in fact, give you more than you could ever possibly handle on your own. Because we were never made to do this life without desperately needing Him.
Don’t get me wrong, an all-powerful, all-knowing, and all-loving God, the Lord does not bring us through mountains and valleys for our suffering. He longs to be near to us. And that happens when we learn how to pray desperate, totally humbling, RAW, and authentic prayers.
His testing of our faith is with a treasured goal in mind. Not one that is our own, but ALWAYS a blessing beyond our wildest dreams. And in learning how to pray for healing and fresh hope, we grow not just closer TO God, but we grow IN Him.
It’s in those desperate times when healing scriptures hold more power than we could ever comprehend. The word of the Lord IS our strength, and God provides exactly the healing we need through His Word. Psalms 147:3 is such an amazing example of this:
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.