Prayer and a Playlist

Hello, Lovelies! The last weeks have been so crazy and I’m learning so much in my life. Many of you know that I’m a crafty person and that I make scrapbooks. Recently I was working on a project and I put together a scrappy page that included a new playlist. I’ve been praying for some miracles and these songs are bringing me so much peace. I hope you enjoy this list! 

My word for the year is PRAY. I’ve tried to put it in my focus as much as possible. I’ve created a prayer book which is basically a faith planner where I write out a prayer each day. I’ve also wanted to listen to music that helps me worship and that’s one reason I began collecting this list of songs. 

I’ve also been going through some difficulties in my relationship during this first half of the year. I’m sorry to say that those difficulties will continue for a while longer. Because my word is PRAY, I’ve been praying about it daily. 

I began the year asking God for a miracle. I had no idea what that would look like when I asked. I thought maybe God would change the behavior of the people around me. What really happened was that God changed me. He allowed us to come to a space of extreme difficulty and he allowed us to break. 

When we break, he begins to put us back together. I’ve never believed that God allows us to suffer without using it for our good. And friends, I confess, I’ve been suffering a lot these last weeks. I’ve been suffering but I’ve not been silent. I’ve gone to my Father and I’ve prayed. 

I’ve listened to the music on this playlist and I’ve been brought to a place of peace. I’ve claimed the prayers in this music as my own. I’ve experienced my own miracle. In response to my prayers, God has shown me that he hears me, he sees my tears, and he is healing my broken heart. He has shown me that sometimes the miracle that you think you want isn’t the miracle that you need. He has shown me that he never leaves and he responds and sits with me when my heart is broken. 

Prayer, I’ve come to know, is a powerful thing. It has brought me peace and hope and joy in a winter season. Prayer is bringing me through difficulty so that when I come out the other side, I will be in a spring season full of new growth and blooming. Because, as you and I both know in order for a garden to thrive there must be pruning. In order for a spring to come, there must be a winter season. 

If you’re going through a season of winter, suffering, and what feels like aloneness, know that you are not alone. God is with you. He has never left you. Turn to Him in prayer and he will get you through. 


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