since we are living in a place where we don’t know anyone, i have been praying and praying to make some connections and friends. i have been claiming psalm 66:19-20 (“But certainly God has heard; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer. Blessed be god, Who has not turned away my prayer nor His lovingkindness from me.”), knowing God does hear my prayers…and this week i am seeing a ray of hope in this area!
i’ve been going to a local church here that i’ve really been enjoying. the people are so embracing the teachings so great. i met one particular lady who has to be one of the kindest, sweetest and most positive persons i have ever met, and she invited me to a ladies Bible study this week. i went last night and was so so blessed. i’m so thankful God heard & answered my prayer by connecting me with these ladies. i cannot wait to get to know them better and study more with them. i cannot express to you just how much this has lifted my spirits.
i also wanted to share a quote from charles spurgeon that i recently read in a beth moore book. it really spoke to me and maybe it will you as well.
“Oh, dear heart, what is your condition? Are you torn with anguish? Are you sorely distressed? Are you lonely? Are you pushed aside? Then cry to God. No one else can help you. He is your only hope. Wonderful hope! Cry to Him, for He can help you. I tell you, in that cry of yours will be the pure and true worship that god desires. He desires a sincere cry far more than the slaughter of ten thousand rams or the pouring out of rivers of oil (Mic 6:7). . . . See then, poor, weeping, and distracted ones, that it is not ritualism, it is not the performance of pompous ceremonies, it is not bowing and struggling, it is not using sacred words, but it is crying to God in the hour of trouble that is the most acceptable sacrifice your spirit can bring before the throne of God.” -Charles Spurgeon; Prayer & Spiritual Warfare