Whether we are Protestant, Catholic, or Jehovah Witness, we need to heed Jeremiah 17:7,8, which says that the man who trusts the Lord is like a tree next to a river bank. When a drought comes, it is able to drink by stretching its roots into the river so it never appears to be wanting, no matter what the season may be.
We can do the very same thing through deep prayer. By stretching our prayers toward the Father, we can connect with a source of energy that enables us to continue, no matter what the circumstances. By drawing on the Lord's power, by connecting to His grace and love, we are able to make it through another day. Those of us who fail to connect through prayer eventually end up the worst for not having done so.
Most of us feel the tug of God, whether we recognize it as such or not. Some of us go looking for the answer in bars and clubs while others look for it in a career, money, or possessions. Still others seek to fulfill this need by going to Christians and asking for help. Like the tree next to the river, those who seek the help of God appear to weather the torrents of life much better.
Indeed, many Christians smile and find time and enough compassion to help others, despite the fact that they have their own unique set of problems. Before I found my way to the Lord, I determined that I wanted whatever they had, and I prayed to God that He would help me find it. He did, praise His Holy Name, Jesus.
If you feel an emptiness inside that you have not been able to fill, chances are it's the Lord calling to you from the other side of the door. All you have to do is knock and ask Him to come in.
Ask, and you will receive; seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks will receive, and he who seeks will find, and the door will be opened to him who knocks. --Matthew 7:7,8
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