I am 16 years old. I have battled Lymes disease and won. I have many other physical problems and for a very long time I blamed God for all of it.
“He’s in control, right? So it’s His fault.”
Yes, God is in control. He sometimes lets things happen. I have a bad habit of looking at what is wrong and not what is good. Yes, I have problems. Who doesn’t? I have good things too. I have abilities. I can draw, (you can see some of what I’ve drawn at www.lambsflowers.com). I can cook and many other things also. I love to clean. Not many people like cleaning much at all … but I love to. I can’t do it very much. When I try to do much cleaning, I end up in very great pain and my body does not function. I have been where I cannot stand or even sit up easily. But I keep trying … not always, but sometimes.
I tell you this not for pity or praise but to simply tell you the greatest work you can do does not even need for you to sit up; it doesn’t matter what you have wrong with you or what you can do … the greatest work in the world is not even work … it is prayer.
How many of you like to talk? *imagining everyone raising his/her hand* Personally, I don’t like to talk with my voice or with more than one person at a time. With prayer, you don’t have to do either. Prayer is so simple and you can talk to God in so many ways.
I pray silently or sometimes write letters. Some people pray out loud and some people don’t. No matter what you believe, prayer is all about the same. Prayer is you talking to God. To the Lord and Savior, to your Father, to your Friend.
I can talk to Him about all my problems and about all my blessings. I can thank Him again and again for what He has done for me. I can talk to Him at any time, because He is always there.
Sometimes I feel lonely, sometimes I wonder if He is really listening, if He really cares about _____________. Everyone has times when he/she wonder about such things. But I will tell you, He is there. He does care. Talk to Him. If you don’t feel like it, do it anyway … that’s when you need to the most.