Luke LezonComment

Prayer Balloon

Luke LezonComment
Prayer Balloon

When it's beyond your reach, you have to trust that it's in better hands.

When I was just a child, no more than seven years old, I remember the balloon I was holding  slip out of my grasp. I tried to grab at the string, but it was dancing with the wind, too elusive for me to grab hold of. As it rose higher I jumped for it and was able to catch the end of the string. I had the balloon in my hands again, victory was mine. Or was it?

As I walked along with my balloon in tow, I started to wonder how high it could go. What could it see? Where would it end up? I had no idea, but that was part of the fun. I loosened my grip and let the string float through my fist. I watched it go for a while and eventually lost sight of it. I knew it was out there somewhere, out of sight, but not out of mind.

1 John 5:14, "This is the confidence we have before Him: If we ask anything according to His will, He hears us." 

Is there anything that instills confidence like knowing that God hears us? Sometimes I feel like there are things we've heard so many times that we've become desensitized to the incredible truth of them. We have to dwell on something that seems simple to be overwhelmed by the beauty of it. God Almighty knows your voice and hears you. 

Prayer is like a balloon, you fill it with the breath of Heaven and let it go, watching it travel higher than it could’ve ever gone in your own hands. Don’t jump for in fear for what you let go of in faith. Trust that God can do more with it than you can even imagine.

If you hold onto it then you'll never know what it could have become. God can do more with it than you can, give it up to Him. Watch it rise, higher and higher, and when you can no longer see it, don't worry, God is carrying it where it is meant to go. Pray like you're powerless and you'll see the power of God take your dreams further than you could have imagined.

“Prayer tells God what the care is, and asks God to help, while faith believes that God can and will do it. Prayer spreads the letter of trouble and grief before the Lord, and opens ail its budget, and then faith cries, ‘I believe that God cares, and cares for me; I believe that he will bring me out of my distress, and make it promote his own glory.'” - Spurgeon

Your friend,

- Luke


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