I think sometimes I don’t pray boldly because of fear. I’m scared if I make bold prayers and Gods doesn’t come through, I’ll have reason to doubt him. So, I have realized I will just pray safe prayers. I don’t want to doubt God so I keep Him in this safe, confined bubble.
The problem with that is God doesn’t live in a bubble! He isn’t safe. Our God is big and vast and good. He can handle my doubts. He is God! I can’t outsmart him or trick myself into 100% answered prayers all the time! I want to have a bold prayer life. I want to be a faithful spiritual warrior and that comes from a honest and true relationship with Jesus.
Fear and faith can’t both exists. Where one is, the other is at the door knocking, waiting to come in. Jesus tells his disciples over and over “Not to be afraid”, ‘Do not fear.”. Throughout scripture, in the middle of storms, we see Jesus in charge and at peace. We have nothing to fear, nothing to doubt because the Maker of creation is always in charge. I find when I seek the Lord, he is always there revealing Himself to me.
I recommend Beth Moore’s newest book “Quest” to anyone who wants to seek the Lord and dig deep into scripture. When we invest in our faith, we find a peace and are filled in a way nothing else can satisfy within our souls.