When we started on our most recent trip a storm was brewing, which made traveling hazardous, both in going and in coming home.
A pastor had been diagnosed with a rare cancer. The congregation went to great lengths to pray. After a time he fell into a coma and died. There was a woman in that congregation who later said, “As far as I’m concerned I’m never going to ask God for anything again. Why should I bother? I don’t want to be hurt again.” Have you ever felt that as a Christian? Christians have prayed for all sorts of things that haven’t happened. Sometimes in the quietness of our own soul, though we would admit to no one else, we secretly give up on God because we don’t want to be hurt again.