Further, Jesus said we are to love our brethren as He has loved us. “This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you” (John 15:12). Lack of love, bitterness, unforgiveness is the root of many unanswered prayers, since faith works by love (Gal 5:6).
Lack of Perseverance
Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.”
As long as we have the promise of God’s Word, be patient and persistent - keep believing, and don’t quit, no matter how long it takes! God has a “due season” when He will bring the answer to pass.
Thank you so much, hadirfuss, for these words and verses. I have been going through a very rough break off of an engagement that has lasted within a month of two years. My very best friend, my love, showed me how selfish in our relationship I really had been and how I was not there for him when he really needed me. This caused so much strife and hurt us both. We were not living the way God would have us, and when our families found we were living together it was like a reminder that no matter what God blesses us with, if we don't treat it as a BLESSING and mistreat it we will be repremanded like any other child of God.
I truly know that God spoke to my heart and showed me that this is the godly man He wants for my family and my future, but also that I mistreated him and disobeyed God. Now I have moved back home, and am waiting for God to heal my love's heart for the pain we have caused each other. God speaks to people's hearts in many ways, through people, through prayer, whispers to your heart, or even a random Christian internet site. I am so blessed to have found these words by hadirfuss. It was as if God was reminding me not to loose faith in His words whispered to my heart, even though my love is hurt and confused and wants to be alone right now.
I will not loose faith. I have, without the knowing of my love, have begun the Love Dare, and will take this day by day, keeping my faith in Christ Jesus. Thank you hadirfuss, so much. You really are helping lost and confused souls with spirits willing but flesh that is weak trying to follow the walk with God. No matter how long it takes.
Thank you eternally.