In my last Grace Upon Grace post, I wrote that I was turning more and more to prayer. I love the sense of peace that comes with giving it all to God, and reducing my stress about little matters. But there is one thing that I struggle with with prayer, and that is hearing God’s answers.
I cannot be the only one who struggles to tell whether the voice I hear in response to a prayer is God answering, or my mind telling me what I want to hear. I know that God will not directly answer all of my prayers, and I do not expect to have any of them answered to be honest for it is not my will that is to be done, but His. But I get frustrated because I don’t know what is His will. I want so much to know that I am on the “right” path, but sometimes I worry that I am headed in the wrong direction.
But underneath my stress of fear of being wrong, at the end of the day I remind myself to look past my frustration and to remember that God will point me in the direction He wants me to go. It may not happen on my timeline, or it may not be the direction I want, but it will be His will, and that is important.
In unrelated news, I’m linking up with the Jack of all Trades linkup today!