Fully Convinced

by Nov 5, 2021Article, Prayer Newsletter

A Change of Heart

No unbelief made him waver concerning the promise of God, but he grew strong in his faith as he gave glory to God, fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.

Romans 4:20-21 (ESV)

When I moved to a new state two years ago, I started a special prayer journal. I write down specific prayers and mark them with the date of when I start praying for them. Just recently I went back through my journal and saw a prayer I wrote during the first week of March 2020.

I had asked God to intervene in a very specific area of my life. I knew God could answer my prayer but part of me felt it was never going to happen. It seemed insignificant in the grand scheme of what was happening in the world.

This past year and a half, I still held onto hope that God could answer the prayer, but honestly in the back of my mind, there was a part of me that doubted

Jesus, Thank you for hearing our prayers and reminding us of your unending love for us. Help us to stand firm in our trust of you this week. May we give you the glory as we celebrate answered prayers.

Just recently as I reread my prayer journal, I realized God had answered that one prayer almost 20 months later by providing what I had asked in ways that only He could. God reminded in that moment that He sees us, He hears our prayers, and He delights in blessing His children. God answered my prayer through some people who weren’t a part of my life back when I wrote that prayer down, and I had a chance to share with them how God used them to remind me of His goodness.

The above verse in Romans is speaking of Abraham, and says that he was “fully convinced that God was able to do what he had promised.” I haven’t been able to get this verse about Abraham out of my mind.

I wavered in my trust that God could answer my prayer. I doubted, yet God saw my doubt, and He still chose to answer my prayer and bless me with something I had longed for.

I want to be like Abraham, fully convinced that God is able to do as He promised.

God hears our prayers, and He remembers them. Even when we doubt, He still remains faithful. Though God may not always answer our prayers in the way that we want them to be answered, it’s for our good and His glory.