I am reminded years ago of prayers that I sent up before God on behalf of my father. My parents’ relationship was on the verge of ending. Everyone knew what was wrong, myself included. He was not a faithful or just person. It angered me deep inside because I knew that he was capable of being better. So, I automatically got put in the category of being just like him. I consistently and constantly said to myself not so. However, things had changed in my parent’s and my life. He had a life threatening blood issue. Friends and family had gone, no one was left to his side but my mother, myself, and the prayer warriors of my church. I was deeply saddened by the prospect of losing him when our relationship had been so strained. Jesus told Peter that I pray that your faith fails you not. So, I knelt down to pray, the only that I had known to do at that point. The situation has turned around for the better as my father surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. I am 33 years old with an issue of being rejected and ridiculed by my father. I have went through years of suffering through alcoholic tirades, rumors of womanizing, and verbal abuse. However, I prayed and stayed in God’s face concerning the matter. I knew that God rewards those who diligently seek him. I was made to look like a fool through tears, hurts, and pains. However, I am proud to say today that my joy is full. God has gave my father a new start and I am too thankful. Our relationship and love is growing. God says that he will never put more on us than we can bear. Now, my mother and I have full joy and confidence. He has justified our sayings and prayers through the push of the voices of the naysayers. So, you should never stop praying if you believe in something. Salvation and redemption for any man and woman is the most important thing that we can ask God for. Cars, money, houses, accolades, these things pass. However, we want the salvation of the soul at all costs. I don’t want any of my family members to be lost. I thank God that he heard my cry and had pity upon my groan. I admonish you all to believe in the power of prayer for your own life. God wants to hear you call to him. God says that he won’t despise a brokenhearted or sincere person.
God Wants Our Joy To Be Full