A 21-day Thanks-Fest (Day 7)

 

Thank You Father God

 Hello dear readers. It’s Day 7 of my blog challenge to write a gratitude post for 21 consecutive days.

Why not join me in this Gratitude challenge?

You can simply share your own post and link back to mine, or leave your contribution in a comment box below.

I look forward to hearing from you.

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Father God,

I want to thank you today that you are a God who hears and answers prayers.

It is such a blessing, such a relief to know that I can come to you at any time of the day or night and share my concerns, fears and problems with you. It is reassuring to know that my prayers have not fallen upon deaf ears.

Unlike other “gods” who may have ears but cannot hear and may have mouths but cannot speak, you are a true and living God!

You have promised in your Word that before I even call, you will answer me and whilst I am still speaking you will hear (Isaiah 65:24 NKJV).

Father God, I thank you for those prayers that you have answered in the past – prayers for healing, prayers for protection or provision, prayers for deliverance from fear and for peace, prayers for intervention in family issues, prayers for direction.

And yes, there have been requests that were denied and there are prayers for which I still await a response (or have I somehow failed to realise that your answer is “No”?), however, these do not take away from my past experience, or current confidence in you as a good and gracious God, as a God who hears and answers prayers.

So, from the bottom of my heart dear Father God, I thank you.

Love,

Carol ♥

If you’d like to read an excellent article on why our prayers are sometimes not answered, please click here.

 

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6 thoughts on “A 21-day Thanks-Fest (Day 7)

  1. Beautiful. He sure does answer us even when it seems He is silent.

    The 7th was a hard day. Someone I know committed suicide and the reality really hit me now that I was home and settled in. I finally had time to sit with my emotions and process the failure I felt in being available and how I felt I missed something God had asked me to do. As I prayed, He reminded me we could stay there in Pity Park or we could ascend and use this to the good of all who are called according to His purposes. So I began praying for His wisdom in how I turn this tragedy into a lesson. I realized sometimes we don’t trust our intuition enough. We have been given it from our Father and yet we ignore it. I knew I was to spend time with her but I felt I didn’t have time. To her an hour would have been enough. To me it was not and was a burden. That is a very hard reality. I was selfish and I needed a check. As I prayed, I got that and I also realize how thankful I am for a God who speaks to me.

    So that’s what I am thankful for. That God doesn’t leave me without His voice. That He takes time to hear me and respond. That He corrects and praises, encourages and disciplines. I’m so thankful He isn’t silent for long periods and when He is it’s because He’s seeing how I will do during a test.

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    1. Oh God Shell I am so so sorry to hear this. I am glad you are close enough to God to hear his words of encouragement at this time. Yes we do need to learn to listen to, trust and act on our intuition, or the prompting of the Holy Spirit. You are so honest Shell. God’s Word says a broken and a contrite heart he will not despise. I pray God will wrap you extra close to him so that the sense of his presence and his love totally surrounds you. xx

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      1. 💜❤️ Thank you, Carol. I am honored to have been asked to share something I wrote at her service Sunday. I will not allow my mistake to stay with me. Instead, I shall use it to help others not make the same one.

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