Good Morning Gorgeous,
It’s a brand new day. A fresh start.
A new day to let your heart desire the deepest longings again.
I have had a desire tucked away for about 2 years. I prayed hard almost daily for a year expecting a miracle. And then about two years ago, I stopped praying with such fervency. I told myself if it was God’s will, it would happen. That He was working, and I would just trust Him.
Those are good things: trusting God’s sovereign will and just trusting.
But I realized this week that my lack of fervent prayer for one of my deepest desires is a protective measure. I don’t want to get my hope up. In the hoping, there is a wide vulnerable space for disappointment and deep heartache.
So then, I came face to face with what it really was, a diminishing faith that this longing in my heart would be fulfilled.
God has impressed into my spirit that He is daring me to desire that thing again. He is letting me know it’s okay to put it all out there again. Its okay to lay my heart bare before Him. It’s okay to want something so badly, it hurts deep in the fabric of your being. He is gently reminding me that it’s safe to let my faith arise and my hope rise with it.
And honestly, it’s scary to allow myself to feel all those feelings again, the hope, the excitement, the expectation of breakthrough at any moment, the trust that God is going to move and it could be any time, and yet be okay if it takes awhile.
But I am going to do it. I am going to sit with all the feelings that come with hoping for my miracle again. In the hoping, faith is ignited. And as you stand in faith, you can keep hoping for your eyes to see what you deeply desire. Hope and faith are so woven together that one feeds the other.
Friends, what deep longing in your heart have you placed up on a shelf because it hurts to pray about it?
I’ve only waited a few years for my miracle, some of you are on decades of waiting for breakthrough.
Dare to desire that precious thing again. Bring it to God afresh today with a new expectancy that you haven’t had in a long time. Tell Him it hurts that the prayer has gone unanswered for so long. As for Him to show you that He is still working and hasn’t forgotten. He is a compassionate and merciful Father. He is moving behind the scenes in ways you cannot see. He is creating pathways and doorways. He is breaking down walls and setting conversations in place. Trust Him anew.
And be even bolder in your faith, tell someone close what you are believing for so they can partner with you in prayer.
I blurted out my desire last night during bible study and one of my friends had a very clear confirmation for me. Through tears she shared what God put on her heart, and it stirred hope inside of me.
As you tell someone, there is power in partnering in prayer with someone and you are being vulnerable and making a statement in the earth that you are believing in God to move in this area. As you speak it and tell someone, protective walls fall, and something shifts in our spirit when we have a partner or small group backing us in prayer, hoping and desiring alongside of us.
Dear Heavenly Father,
Ignite hope in us again for those deep desires of our soul that we have put aside because the breakthrough seems out of reach. Lord, refresh and refuel our faith so that we can allow the desire and the passion for our unanswered prayer to burn again. Let us bring them to You with a new expectancy and a renewed faith. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
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This is powerful! I always tell myself that my experiences and unanswered prayers will not change my views on God’s Word. If I do not get a breakthrough I was believing for, it is perhaps a call for me to come up higher in my walk with God. I do not want a material blessing or a spiritual gift I am not spiritually grown enough/ready to handle. This is where I am while believing God for a breakthrough as well. For with God, all things are possible. To him that believeth, nothing shall be impossible.
Vanessa, I pray that our great and awesome God grants you that which you are praying for. Scripture reminds me/us many times about our heart desire. Where I have been landing lately is on Psalm 37:4: Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart (NIV).
This tells me to first line up my hearts desire in the proper order: God first, everything else after that! When I do this, He so fills my heart and mind that my deepest desire is met; which then helps me to prioritize those things I have been praying fervently for.
Doing this also helps me to remember what James, the brother of Jesus wrote: Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows (James 1:17 NIV).
Bottom line for me: Getting my heart properly in line with God helps me to clearly discern between what I am asking for and what God is offering.
Blessings and hope to ‘see’ you tomorrow,
Beautiful advice!!!! Yes! I am reading and re reading your reply. Thank you Pastor Chuck!
The sermon at church today was on this chapter about faith. I’ve seen answers to prayers immediately, and sometimes years later. Some things I just keep praying for. John said when we pray God’s will we can have confidence that we will receive what we asked for. Knowing this makes me examine my heart and what I’m asking to see if it lines up with scripture. Sometimes it’s not something we can know, but when we defer to God’s purposes like Jesus did we can have confidence that we are receiving His best. Take care!
Thank you! Yes, and I fully trust that I am recieving Gods best for me. He is a gooood good Papa and He knows the end from the beginning. I trust His timing and His purposes. It’s a continual choice again and again to keep trusting and keep placing my eyes on Him. Thank you for your encouragement!
beautiful. Thank you. I shall….
I got chills while I was reading this just now. God is definitely working at this moment!
Thank you! God is so amazingly goood!
Yes HE is!!