Telling another to pray and have faith is easy, putting it into action is hard.
The last 12 months have been tough, I know how difficult it can be to just trust the Lord and have complete 100% faith in Him. It is incredibly hard at times, especially when you are fragile, upset, frightened and fearful of the unknown.
Sometimes your only available transportation is a leap of faith
During my toughest moments I prayed vehemently to God, for His comfort, for His wisdom, for His love, for His grace. He NEVER let me down, ever. The more I did this the more it became clear that we would make it through the toughest times, but not without the Lord Jesus Christ.
Whilst out shopping on Saturday morning I received an urgent text message from our my 21 year old son. He needed our help, didn't know what to do and to make matters even more urgent, he hadn't slept well for three nights so was feeling fragile. Mobile phones are brilliant inventions - I quickly rang the doctors surgery (whilst in the middle of the supermarket) for advice followed by a phone call to the Pharmacy (whilst in the car park) - I had the answers I needed. I rush home to dropped everything off and make the mad dash into the city to pick up the prescription that we needed and took it directly to our son. Some would say it was sheer luck that it all ran smoothly. NO, it wasn't luck or fate, at every stage God's hand was in control. He made sure I was able to get an emergency script, He made sure that I would find a car park in a busy city, He made sure that my car trip was safe, He made sure that our son had the strength to hold himself together, He made sure I didn't panic. There was no luck, it was ALL God's work.
Every day when I go off to work God watches over me. He made sure I have the right job that fits well with our family, He makes sure that I have the energy and strength to get through the day, He makes sure I can balance my children, my husband and my home. Through FAITH all things are possible. Never underestimate the Lord Jesus Christ. You just need to trust in the Lord with all your might. So when I am ask "don't you get exhausted", I can honestly say "no", why, because my life is in the Lords hands and he makes sure I don't.
Be brave, be strong and have courage. God holds our lives in His hands and He is the only one that loves you more than anyone else and has promised to never leave us or forsake us. He has the power to quiet the storms both within and without.
God is holding my sister-in-law in his hands right now - prayers are urgently needed for her recovery and for my brother. She is currently in hospital and very ill, all we can do is trust in the Lord.
Have I not commanded you?
Be strong and of good courage;
do not be afraid,
nor be dismayed,
for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”