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Depending on God

Written by Donna Y.

I was reading my Bible app and it was talking about Mark 9:14-29 where Jesus cast out the demon of the man's son. The disciples could not understand why they could not perform this. Jesus explains that it takes prayer and fasting. The way my app explained it was that Jesus was really trying to train the disciples to be of great spiritual dependence.

I believe we fail at this often. I know I am here lately. I have been so worried about the health of my children and the things going on “in life” that I forgot the story has already been written. I forget that God has a plan for all of this. I am sure this is part of His plan leading me back to where I belong, back to “my calling”. God has brought me back to my knees and trusting in Him. God is showing me that I need to focus not on the problem at hand, I need to be fasting and praying for His guidance in what we should do next.

Which leads me to what God has laid on my heart this year, “talk less and listen more”. I need to be more faithful in trusting that God has a plan, that God will get us through all of this and so long as we trust in Him, we WILL BE STRONGER on the other side of this situation. It is hard to focus when you have a child laying on the floor screaming in pain.

No, I don’t believe God wants our children hurting, but sometimes that’s what it takes to open our eyes back to Him. I should have been praying more and worrying less. John 15:5 “I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.”

What situation has God put you in recently? Are you listening? Are you focused on the problem or the problem solver? God has a calling for all of us, don’t lose sight of your calling in times of dismay.

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