Do we want God to provide us with more so that we need Him less?

It breaks my heart to admit it, but my answer is yes if I pull back the layers and give you my most honest answer. If God gives me everything I want or need without hardships, I won’t even think to pray. When I can get through my days and do life alone, I don’t need God.

But we urgently need God when life’s problems are like a torrential downpour. Our hearts cry out to Him, and suddenly, we find the time and desire to pray.

In this season, I am revisiting the importance of daily prayers and praying about everything. There is something so beautiful about stripping off my armor and being incredibly honest with God. I don’t need to be strong or have it all together with God. I connect better with God when I realize how weak I am and how much I need His guidance.

Through prayer and connection with God, I can forgive others and myself, release my heavy burdens, and let go of the need to control everything and everyone. The closer I get to God, the more I realize how much I need Him daily.

I need the wonderful manna that only my precious Lord can provide. I need His comfort to deal with my disappointments and challenges. I need His amazing love and grace to surround me. I need to walk with my Lord and create my life with Him.

Sometimes, my flesh does want an easier life, so I don’t have to pray and work as hard. However, my soul desires to dig ditches in the trenches with my Lord. Inside of hardships is where we find the gifts our hearts desire.

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