My mom sent this to me today:
“Here’s something I read in my devotional written by someone named Gari Meacham.
Matthew 7:7 “Jesus uses action words to describe the essence of prayer: ask, seek and knock. I’ve pondered these words for decades and have come to realize that asking prompts us, seeking confuses us and knocking just plain irritates us! The question is why did Jesus use these words as a prayer model? What not just stop at “Ask and it shall be given to you”? Perhaps the maturity and strength of faith come in the seeking and the knocking.
In times of struggle it may seem like God has gone radio-silent…crickets…no response and no fuzzy messages of hope. But rest assured, He hasn’t forgotten us or ignored our seeking and knocking prayers. He’s simply creating the perfect circumstances, timing and posture to display our heart’s desire. Soon our seeking and knocking will turn to knowing and praising — and we’ll be wiser and more faithful because of it.”
Please continue to ask, seek and knock on Ryan’s behalf. God’s doing amazing things in and through his circumstance, but I’m holding out all hope that one day soon He’ll see fit to heal Ryan completely. Thank you!
And, thanks MOM for the encouraging message!