Second Monday in Advent - December 10th
While Advent is a time of waiting, it is also a reminder that God comes to save us, “Those whom the Lord has ransomed will return and enter Zion singing” (Is 35:10) We are the ransomed and what do we do in return? Are we able to put our faith and trust in God in our daily lives? How easy it is to say… Yes, I Believe …when all is well, but is it just as easy when we are struggling with health, financial and family issues? Do we remember to call on God for guidance or do we just call out to God in anguish?
God says we are to pray confidently and according to His will. Prayer is how we begin to align our will with God, but how hard that is to do. If our prayer is not answered the way we hope, we are to believe that God will give us the strength to accept the outcome……do we have the faith to believe this? How easy it is to believe in tangible things and events and how difficult it is to put your faith in prayer and God. Be strong, fear not. Here is your God. He comes to save you. (Is 35:4)