Even When You Don't Feel It


David said this about Him: I saw the Lord always before me.

Because He is at my right hand, and I will not be shaken.

- Acts 2:25

I am currently in a season that feels a little spiritually dry. Sometimes I feel like God isn’t hearing my prayers, or that He just doesn’t want to answer them. In my heart I know that is not true, but the lies the enemy tells can often distract me from seeing God’s abundance in my life.

God’s full abundance can come in many forms including answered prayers, blessings, and His promises for those who choose to follow Him that are found all throughout the Bible. Acts 2 talks about the day that 3,000 people became believers. Peter, through the Holy Spirit, delivers a message about God’s goodness.

I love Acts 2:21, which says “And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” This statement reminds us all that we don’t need to be perfect to receive God’s abundant love, but that it is freely available to us when we follow Him.

This message is reiterated in Acts 2:38-39: “Peter replied, ‘Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.’”

God’s love isn’t just for a certain person, we are all welcome to follow Him, and He will welcome us with open arms when we do.

I love how God can work in ways that we can’t even imagine. Our God is a God of abundance. His love never runs out. Even when it feels like He isn’t present, or when you feel like He isn’t answering your prayers, He is listening.

I love Romans 15:13, which says, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” I use this verse as a reminder that God is constantly there, ready to fill me up, and not just when I feel like I need it.

When I am feeling like God isn’t providing in the ways that I want, I take a moment and reflect on all that He has done for me. This helps keep me grounded and humble. He is all that we could ever need, and He is and wants to be a consistent presence in our lives.

Reflection

1. How has God shown you His abundance recently?

2. What are some of God’s promises that you can hold onto?

Prayer

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You so much for Your abundance. When I feel like You are not there, remind me of Your goodness and Your hand over my life. Thank You for Your grace, and for sending Your Son to die on the cross for my sins. Please open my eyes to where You are working in my life, and give me the wisdom and strength to do good work for Your Kingdom. Thank You for Your love and Your constant presence in my life. Amen.

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