How long?

Jesus is Enough

Oh Father, how long? Dig Deep. Trust you. Wait. Be still. My flesh is weak. My Spirit is yearning to hear from you. I am under attack and I feel as if I’m failing you. I can’t find the words to pray anymore because I feel so alone.

Does this sound familiar? Many times this is how we feel, we just don’t know how to put it into words. It’s ok to admit this dryness. It’s ok to call out to God in desperation. It’s ok to be real, raw, and broken. Do not be afraid, to be honest. We all struggle with the unknown. We all struggle with wanting to have answers to life-changing situations in our life. I know I can’t do life on my own. You can’t do life on your own. We all know our Father will bring us out of the stillness. We have all walked the path of silence. But we all question. Human flesh has a weakness. That’s why we need Jesus more than we need anything else in this life. We need Jesus to carry us, literally hold us tight, in these dry periods of life. You may feel so desperately alone in your struggle, but thankfully, we know the truth of God’s promises. God is with us. Jesus lives within us and He will bring you through the storm. Wait. Be still. Pray. Even when you think you can’t. Simply breathe deeply in and out, whispering the name of Jesus. That is powerful prayer in each deep breath. God knows. God hears. God will. We just have to trust and believe…and when the time is right…we will receive the answers.

So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ISAIAH 41:10

For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. ISAIAH 41:13

But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one. We have confidence in the Lord that you are doing and will continue to do the things we command. May the Lord direct your hearts into God’s love and Christ’s perseverance. 2 THESSALONIANS 3:3-5

God is with us.


© Layla Freeman 2018
Author of HOPE IN THE STRUGGLE and Layla’s Light 
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