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Q:Hi, i really need your advice, here´s the thing: I prayed the lord to let me build a relationship with the guy I like. I know it may sound stupid but i made the promise to make a sacrifice to prove God how much I wanted it. Heres the problem: School is over and I may never see this guy again. I feel a little down, i haven´t broke my promise but I dont know if i have to wait more for God to answer my prayers or give up for once of all, hold onto the hope is a little painful .
First, GREAT JOB with how you’re handeling the situation. Prayer IS and always will be THE BEST thing you can do.
With that said I want to share something with you:
Psalm 37:4 says “Delight yourself in the LORD and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
That means one thing - just enjoy having a relationship with God, love him, and walk with him, and he’ll make sure to give you the things that you desire that are good for you.
Offering sacrifices like fasting or giving up television to read the Bible more etc. those are personal ways of dealing with God, but don’t think you can barter with him, or trade this for that.
Because God loves giving us the things we ask for because that is who he IS. He takes pleasure in caring for us, but understanding this verse also implies understanding God, and who He is -God is GOOD.
That means that he wants to give us what we ask for, but - and this is a big but - in being good, he will not give us something that is NOT good. He will not give us things we think we want now, that he knows will actually hurt us.
I have been in your situation and I know how much it hurts when it seems like there isn’t an answer.
When I was in my late teens, I fell completely in love with someone I worked with, and I too asked God to help me get closer to him, to have this boy notice me, but God said no in an interesting way - he MOVED ME TO A DIFFERENT STATE. But I was like, ‘No no no I know this guy is for me,” And I went back to California to pursue something, that looking back now, God was trying to take me away from.
Before knowing this guy - I thought he was a great christian boy, someone who loved God and worked hard, I could only see the good in him. After actually forcing my way into his life by seeking the same friends and going to the same church events etc. I realised he was NOT the person I had imagined him to be. He had a lot of secrets and he was a great liar.
In the end - I was the one who was crying on my kitchen floor and I went through some really horrible emotional times because I chose to ignore the signs and the feelings God had given me about staying away.
God was trying to look out for me and I didn’t listen because I thought I knew who this boy was and that I wanted him.
Jeremiah 17:9-11 says: The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? “I the Lord search the heart and examine the mind, to reward each person according to their conduct, according to what their deeds deserve.”
Our heart is deceitful - in other words it’s misleading and deceptive. Only God truly knows it and that’s why we should trust him - because he can see what we can’t.
God knows your situation more than you ever will at this point, he knows the heart of this young man as he knows yours, and It seems to me like God has already given you his answer.
And the great thing about God is that he doesn’t just say “NO”, but “NOT NOW”. If this boy is truly someone God has for you, then he’ll come back in the most unexpected way and it will be clear why. Don’t get discouraged in your walk with God and trust him. Trust him because he loves you.
Trust that he knows what is best for you right now.
If this boy never comes back, I can assure you God has the perfect complement of a man out there for you somewhere, and in God’s time, he will sweep you off your feet!
And one day I’ll get a message on my blog saying “remember me, yeah, I’m so glad it didn’t work with that schoolboy, what was I thinking, I have an amazing fiance or husband and I love him!” :) Believe it, because I have received quite a couple already!
I’ll be praying for you, and I’m always here :)
So what do time lords pray to?
#I know our little corner of the DW fandom immediately shouts ROSE TYLER in answer to this question #but really the Doctor prays to humanity #to humans#to their moral compasses and their perception of existence #to their bravery and their derring-do #to their chips and their mundane little existences #He prays to those things because they are what he aspires to in so many ways #And he knows that the best examples of humanity - those he chooses as companions #are totems to his belief (via gallifreyburning)
#The essence of prayer is hope, and the Doctor’s hope has always been in us. #that’s why he takes humans along with him, because even though he knows more and is brilliant and clever and sometimes revered as a god, #this alien, alone and far away from home COMES TO EARTH! time and time again! #because WE GIVE HIM HOPE.
Something no other race has ever done, except for him, and he has always been alone, until he found earth. #And that is why the Doctor believes in us. #in each companion. #Because in the worlds darkest times, in the universes eleventh hour, and in his times of anger and doubt, a human has always been there to pick him up, give him strength, show him that the it’s all still worth it. And in the end, we have saved him.