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Understanding

“Is it by your understanding that the hawk soars and spreads his wings toward the south? Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up and makes his nest on high?" -Job 39
No. My understanding is limited. 
The other day my grandma and I were eating lunch when the topic of prayer came up. I have struggled for a long time to ask for specific things. It's not a matter that I don't believe God can, but I doubt whether He will. If I don't ask, I assume that I'm not putting myself in a position to be frustrated or doubtful of God. However, this is not what He asks of us. 
As our conversation continued she shared how her prayers have been shaped. Through the examples found in Scripture and also through those who have greatly modeled lives of prayer she has become a woman constantly in conversation with God. If you know my grandmother, you know that she can be a little different, but as you get to know her more you will see that her words and actions are sprinkled with sal…

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Sometimes I just do not have words. As of late it seems as though words and even coherent thoughts have been nonexistent. I've promised a post on the Church and am still working on that. It will come.

However, again something else has been on my heart to share. You probably know the feeling of those days when your faith seems so small and you feel yourself reaching the end of the rope. It's a scary place to find yourself. In a class recently a professor made a comment that has stuck with me and remained true: wherever we find ourselves, we can pray and pray that God will not leave us here but rather be working and pull us through whatever it may be with a faith that is stronger than before we entered that season. Those words coupled with a devotional I read have brought me a lot of peace. Because I'm without words, I've put the devotional below. She beautifully illustrates this point.

Be encouraged too.

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"Now faith is confidence in what we hope for…