“Now therefore, our God, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who keeps covenant and lovingkindness,
Do not let all the hardship seem insignificant before You,
Which has come upon us, our kings, our princes, our priests, our prophets, our fathers and on all Your people,
From the days of the kings of Assyria to this day.”

Nehemiah 9:32

One of the beautiful things about being one of God’s children after Jesus’ coming is that we no longer have any doubt about whether God understands our hardships anymore. Jesus went through some of the worst things a person can suffer. He understands our physical and emotional pain because He experienced it himself.

But God had Grace for His people and understanding well before that. We must be willing to give Him credit for what He has already done in our lives and in our Spiritual history in Scripture in order to fully embrace His power.

If we fail to acknowledge what He has already done, how can we believe our own prayers? We must trust that God is faithful to fulfill what we want as we ask it of Him. That way, we can truly say “Amen, I agree” when we finish our prayers.

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published September 8, 2020