God Doesn't Look for the Beautiful
We all have days when we feel like God doesn’t see us, doesn’t hear our prayers, doesn’t even care. Those days when your spouse is unhappy and just wants to fight. Those pressure-cooker deadlines at work when something goes wrong and your boss gives you ‘the look’. The phases of your children when they hate you. The family event where a loved one does something so uncharacteristic that everyone is wounded by it. The co-worker that always seems to have it together, but you struggle.
God sees you
The prayers that seem to fall on deaf ears. The prayers that you think will never be answered. The prayers for your spouse. You aren’t trying to change him, you are waiting for him to seek God for change and it seems so far off, and it seems impossible. The prayers for your child deployed to a war zone, hoping he comes back in one piece. Just hoping he comes back at all.
God hears you
The battles you have with your spouse when they demand respect but never return it. The marital spats over nothing and you don’t know how they started. The emotional scars left by careless words and senseless actions.
Whatever is happening in your life at this moment, God sees the ugliness. He feels your pain. He lost friends to death and he lost friends to betrayal. He understands where you are right now. He knows the feeling of being mocked, bullied and put on display.
God loves you
He doesn’t look for the beautiful. He looks for the broken hearted, the weary and the oppressed and he wants to make a difference in your life.
Don’t give up on your prayers. “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Matthew 6:33)
© 2012 Michelle Orelup