If you’ve never been there, then you’re never going to really understand what is at stake in their life; so why not just pray for them and leave it at that?
Why not just hold back that comment and observe instead?
They may not be as complacent as you think.
They may be spending sleepless nights over it.
They may be in the middle of a fast because of it.
They might have begged God a hundred times to take that thing away.
Perhaps they’ve got their lessons to learn;
Perhaps it’s a thorn in their flesh they have to live with;
Perhaps their faith is being tried;
Perhaps….God alone knows why.
Do not put that label on them;
Do not make that conclusion you are about to make;
Do not judge, categorize and condemn.
Rather, ask from God the wisdom and discernment to see beyond the physical,
Then you may begin to understand what they are having to endure.
When I waited for condemnation and all I got was love, I began to understand the depth of God love and grace for me. I’m a product of grace and I’m sent forth to spread the message of God’s grace.
When I expected rejection and rather got another round of God’s love that is when I began to understand the God I have been “serving” for years. I just realized I never knew Him all this while.
Since I was the kind of person who always wanted to fix it all on my own, God allowed situations in my life that neither money nor relationships, nor talents nor networking could ever solve. I mean impossible situations. I fought, I networked, and I prayed and fasted…no solution.
Then I learned the song… “I surrender all…”
For how long has God been trying to bring you to the end of yourself so that you can start trusting Him? For how long has He been trying to bring you to an understanding of His grace? How much longer will He stand with outstretched hands while you run about trying to fix it all by your own effort?
I invite you to sing with me…”I surrender all…”
You hate the white flag. You don’t want to see it, let alone use it. But for this situation God is telling you “pull the white flag my child. I can’t come to your rescue until you pull that white flag.”
Don’t try another recipe; ask for God’s own recipe.