Do you find your faith waining? You pray, but God doesn't seem to be answering? Things are just not going your way, yet you are following all the rules you've learned in church? Where is God? He seems so far away when we used to be so close?
Remember the faith chapter, Hebrews 11. Take out your Bible and read how God used the faith of the "cloud of witnesses" even though they did not see the results. Great and glorious things came from their lives and sacrifices. It's easy to want "now" results from our prayers, but many are answered over time. A prayer journal is helpful when we are feeling God is neglecting us. Maybe our focus is just too short or we were given the answer, but it wasn't what we wanted. Don't give up. Give it to God, then hunker down and know God can be trusted.
" The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd." Hebrews 11:1(Message)
" It’s impossible to please God apart from faith. And why? Because anyone who wants to approach God must believe both that he exists and that he cares enough to respond to those who seek him." Hebrews 11:6 (Message)