God, I’m Sorry For Praying This


Have you ever felt the need to apologize to God for something you were praying?
I have.
One of the greatest privileges of prayer is to bring all the things we care about to God, knowing He cares about us (1 Pet. 5:7). 

But sometimes I can trace so clearly the path of bad choices (mine or another’s) forming the disaster I’m bringing for healing that I have to tell Him: “I’m sorry. I know we always do this – we make a mess and then bring it to You to fix.” Over and over.
And yet, here I am.  Again.
Another mess needs fixing.
So, as I try to wrap my people and situations in prayer, I find myself telling God: “I’m sorry. I know this is what we do…”
If you feel discouragement or shame over the help you need from your Heavenly Father, be encouraged He already knows.
If we need to make changes, we work on those.  If others created the situation that’s hurting us, we forgive them and pray for them too. And we try to remember to always be thankful (Ps. 100:4, 1 Thess. 5:18).  But we can still ask for all the help we need (Heb. 13:6). 
How clever of our enemy (Eph. 6:12, 1 Pet. 5:8) to whisper in our ear that God doesn’t want to hear about another mess we’ve made, cutting us off from a path of repentance and healing and better things to come. 
So, even if I have to start those prayers with something like “God, I’m sorry, I know this is what we do”, I’m going to pray them anyway.  Because even when I feel helpless, I have the hope that even “things which are impossible with men are possible with God.” (Lk. 18:p27).  
“God can do more in a moment than you can ever do in a lifetime.”
-Dr. Ronnie Floyd