1. Lisa,
      I am so thankful… all glory to Him! Your words and images encourage me as I wait! I am praying for you, and thankful God connected us! Love in Christ to you too!

  1. WOW….what a perfect post. I must be in the same season…praying, waiting, doubting, asking forgiveness for my doubt, pray & wait. Thank you for your encouragement and words Michelle!! SO valuable!!!

    1. Angela,
      Thank you friend – I so appreciate you and your encouragement. Waiting with you, expectantly! <3

  2. I love your honesty here, and I am convinced that your heavenly Father does as well. While it is good that you noticed your ‘moment’ of unbelief, but I honestly believe that God welcomes the honest cry of our heart, even if that comes from a place of frustration. Consider David, and the numerous times he cried out to God, feeling abandoned and alone. I also think of the father in Mark 9:24, “The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!” We can pray and ask God to help us overcome our unbelief, but at the same time I believe that he just loves when we feel comfortable enough to complain sometimes. That’s a relationship of true intimacy.
    Blessings and hugs,

    1. Yes, Kamea so true!!! He already knows our heart struggles and longs for us to bring them ALL to Him! I love the verse in Mark 9:24 that you referenced. It took me back to another big prayer that was answered! I blogged about it here: https://journeypink.wordpress.com/2013/04/17/lifted/
      You have really blessed me, and reading your beautiful post about Abba has encouraged my heart, especially as I think of true intimacy! I am thankful for you!

      1. Such a beautiful and powerful post. I left you a message there are well. I consider you a blessing as well, and am so thankful for our friendship.
        Blessings and hugs,

  3. You really speak my heart, Michelle. As I read this with tears in my eyes, I begged God, “I believe; please help my unbelief!” Thank you so much for reminding me how BIG God is. I wrote down the Numbers 11 and Genesis 18 verses to remind myself. Praying the prayer with you and longing to wait on Him “expectantly” instead of doubting Him. Hugs!

    1. Trudy,
      You speak my heart too friend, and I am so thankful for you. Those verses have really helped me to quickly say “His arm is not too short! Nothing is impossible” when the doubt creeps in. Thank you for praying with me, expectantly! Hugs to you! 🙂

  4. I haven’t had any big bold prayers for a long time, because I’ve been so confused I haven’t known what to ask for. But even then His Holy Spirit promises to pray for us when we don’t know how to pray. Though it may seem like we are losing at times, we aren’t, because nothing is too difficult for God. I’m so glad. Thanks for the reminder of what a mighty God we serve, Michelle.

    1. Liz,
      I get it! Big bold prayers are fairly new for me. There are still times when all I can say is Jesus. The comfort in knowing He knows and He hears and He answers is so very soothing to my heart. We just have to be open and willing. I am praying expectantly for you and with you for the next step. You are such a blessing to me, friend!

    1. Kim!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and encouraging me! I wish I could be there in July – please let me know how it goes. I hate to miss it, and would love to see you! There’s always next year!

  5. I really like this image “I know what it is like to wait with my head down and my feet kicking the dirt. I want to wait expectantly! I want to lift my head to Him and stand tall knowing that God is with me every step of the way.” I’m praying for some big things. Thank you for this reminder to have big faith as I ask!

  6. So many nuggets of encouragement in this post, Michelle. Thank you for sharing your insights. They are reminders of how great our God is and how far His reach is to gather His loved ones.
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