Pause + Pray

Trusting Even When Things Go Wrong


Despite our desperate prayers, sometimes the lost dog isn’t found, the cancer isn’t cured, the trip of a lifetime is canceled. It takes trust to remember that even when things don’t go the way we want, God is not deaf to our needs and petitions.


Dear God,
help me trust that you always want the best for me,
even when life feels wrong.
You don’t ignore my pleas;
you hold my hands as I pray them.
You don’t turn away from my pain;
you suffer through it with me.
You don’t promise my life will be easy;
you promise to walk alongside me in it.
Help me remember that on even the worst of days,
you are with me.


Make a list of five ways that God helped you get through a recent event that didn’t go as you wanted.

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