Sunday, August 21, 2011

Do it Anyway!


Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you. (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

This verse if often hard for me since life circumstances are filled with so many things and events that are far from joyful.  It seems all of the local news this past week has been filled with such sickness and sadness.  Just the morning, I logged in to my facebook account to read of another more personal tragedy of a friend of mines son.  It is heartbreaking!  Even within our own blogging circles, the difficulties of life often surface, and well they should.  I say this because without hearing and knowing about the hurts and  sorrows of others we do not know how to fully pray for another.

The problem is how do you continue to pray when you just don't "feel" like it.  I know I often have times where I feel like I am praying constantly about this or that and those prayers go unanswered or unheard.  But do they?  Really?  

We are reassured in the Bible that God does in fact hear our prayers.  This is a truth for believers that we can hold on to even when we don't "feel" it.   Prayer is so important to God that we are also offered many verses teaching us about prayer. I think when we practice the discipline of prayer we draw closer to God.  This is why I think it is so important to just do it anyway.  

I haven't always felt that way, and used to think I should not pray unless I truly felt like it.  But then I realized that by doing this I was missing the boat.  For it is God who hears our prayers and answers according to HIS will, even when we pray during those times when we are not feeling it.

I love this song by Martina McBride.  Hope you enjoy!



Have a blessed Sunday!
Mary

Do It Anyway

You can spend your whole life buildin'
Something from nothin
One storm can come and blow it all away
Build it anyway

You can chase a dream
That seems so out of reach
And you know it might not ever come your way
Dream it anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
I do it anyway

This worlds gone crazy
And it's hard to believe
That tomorrow will be better than today
Believe it anyway

You can love someone with all YOUR heart
For all the right reasons
And in a moment they can choose to walk away
love em anyway

God is great but sometimes life aint good
And when I pray
It doesn't always turn out like I think it should
But I do it anyway
Yeah I do it anyway, yeah,

You can pour your soul out singin'
A song you believe in
That tomorrow they'll forget you ever sang
Sing it anyway
Yeah sing it anyway, yeah, yeah

I sing
I dream
I love anyway, yeah.



1 comment:

  1. I needed this! I hadn't heard that song. I love MM but I don't listen to music as much as I used to.

    I love it. I think I'm making it one of my anthems.

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