This is another post for me - to remind me where my source of strength and comfort is. In prayer. This is easy to remember on Sunday. I spend an hour at church and it all becomes clear. Then the calendar reads Monday and all of the headaches of working full-time hit me head on and I forgot to pray. I talk to God but I'm usually complaining and doubting. How much difference would I feel if I praised and thanked instead?
In the midst of disappointment, it is so hard to trust. I have hours of recordings on my DVR of people who know far more than me about God who all say the same thing - trust and you'll see your breakthrough. But when you are in the trenches and you see no way that even an all-knowing God can turn something around, hope seems impossible.
I need to turn my brain off, turn off the complaining and doubting and turn to prayer. I know that is where I will find my strength and comfort to get through the disappointments and to find hope in the life waiting for me. In praising and thanking the all-knowing God, I will be rescued.