When Miracles Don’t Happen

The Lord remains Faithful, e’en tho our faith is often at a record low. This is where Mark 11:21-23 comes in, when our \lord speaks of the God kind of Faith. Each of us has the same measure of faith. Just as we at times need physical exercise, often we may need to flex our faith muscles slightly more than usual.

Lytroo Retreat

It has been a difficult decade. There have been many sleepless nights. There have been many tears. I have prayed believing. I have prayed even though I didn’t believe. I have prayed when I didn’t feel like praying. My prayers have been whispered, spoken and shouted. They have been written down on my laptop, leather journals and scraps of paper. Often my prayers have been wordless. Having said all I could think of to say I left the words to the Holy Spirit who promises to “intercede for us with groanings too deep for words.”(Romans 8:26)

We are instructed to pray, and yet what is our response when we don’t see an answer? We want to hear about the miracles and the happy endings. We don’t want to hear about the financial struggles, the sexual abuse, people dying of cancer, prodigal children or broken families. The church speaks loudly in its…

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