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When Miracles Don’t Happen

05 Jan

Since I don’t have time to write posts these days I will share some of the excellent ones that I think should be heard. Karen Pickering at Lytroo Retreat posted this today . It’s excellent. Thank you, Karen

Lytroo Retreat

It has been a difficult decade. There have been many sleepless nights. There have been many tears. I have prayed believing. I have prayed even though I didn’t believe. I have prayed when I didn’t feel like praying. My prayers have been whispered, spoken and shouted. They have been written down on my laptop, leather journals and scraps of paper. Often my prayers have been wordless. Having said all I could think of to say I left the words to the Holy Spirit who promises to “intercede for us with groanings too deep for words.”(Romans 8:26)

We are instructed to pray, and yet what is our response when we don’t see an answer? We want to hear about the miracles and the happy endings. We don’t want to hear about the financial struggles, the sexual abuse, people dying of cancer, prodigal children or broken families. The church speaks loudly in its…

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Posted by on January 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

4 responses to “When Miracles Don’t Happen

  1. Cynthia Reyes

    January 5, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    It’s such a real and human post, Levi.
    thanks for reblogging it.
    Happy new year.

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 5, 2015 at 3:43 pm

      It is real and true, isnt it? Happy New Year to you and your family dear Cynthia.

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  2. donna213

    January 5, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I agree. Many of us want those happy endings, but the struggles are what faith is all about. Just my humble thought.

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    • Levi Thetford

      January 6, 2015 at 11:04 am

      Your humble opinion counts and i agree too. Enjoy your day, Donna.

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