Monday, May 5, 2008

God hears

“Mom?” Twin A. whispers into the dark room.

“Yes?” I ask.

“I’m so, so scared.”

Taking him in my arms, I pray, “God. A’s feeling scared tonight. Would you help him to remember all the ways you love him and all the ways we love him so he could feel less afraid? Thanks, God. Amen.”

“Why do you always do that?” Twin A. asks.

“Do what?”

“Pray. It never works. I’m still scared.”

“It feels that way sometimes, doesn’t it? But God hears our prayers, A.”

“Then why doesn’t he DO something?”

Good question. And when I’m the one who’s scared in a dark room, I’m rarely satisfied with easy answers. But I do know that God hears us when we pray. No matter what the situation, we are not without hope.

“We put our hope in the Lord. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in you alone." (Psalm 33:20-22)

Would you join me in praying for Leslie tonight? She’s back in the hospital. Pray that she and Tyson and their young son would be surrounded by the Lord’s unfailing love tonight.


chrissy said...

Praying and believing! Amen.

The Oho Report said...

Praying for Leslie and family

Llama Momma said...

Thank you Chrissy and Oho! This is a family in my church and they have been through so much in this last year. They have modeled faith in God in the midst of struggle to all of us...but right now, they desperately need the body of Christ praying for them. And they desperately need God to show up.

A Musing Mom said...

Thanks for this post. My thoughts for Leslie have been echoing Twin A's. It's hard, isn't it? Having hope when God doesn't seem to be DOING anything.
I'm praying and praying too.

Mommy Cracked said...

She's definitely in my prayers. And I think it's totally wonderful how you pray right then and there for your children.

Anonymous said...

I am adding Leslie to my blogroll, to give my readers the opportunity to pray for her too. Her and Tyson's journey is a a great witness, down times and all.

Llama Momma said...

Thank you, add humor. They covet your prayers.

Mommy Cracked -- thanks for praying! And as you can tell by the story, Twin A. is NOT impressed by my prayers...