One of the hardest things God asks us to do is do get up and do it again.
When the issues of life haven’t changed. When the same struggle that was there yesterday and the day before that and the day before that is still there unchanged. When you’ve cried again the day before when you swore the last time was the LAST time you were going to shed a tear over it. When it seems like your prayer life is just a matter of habit because the things you need changed have not. All of that is reason to rejoice.
As I am writing that, I am having a hard time believing it myself. I’ve been praying for people for years and when I see them or hear about them they seem worse now than before. Why should I be rejoicing?
Because even if what you’ve been praying for hasn’t changed, you have.
Growth in Christ means growing through something. The fact that you’ve continually taken those burdens to the Lord with great expectation from Him to change things means something. That you willfully submitted yourself to God over that thing day in and day out means something. Not letting the the circumstance dictate your faith in God means something.
It means you trust God. It means you have matured in Christ. It means you have grown to have a deeper relationship with Him. After all, isn’t that EXACTLY what He wants from us?
So don’t get caught up in the mundanenesswhen it seems that your prayer life isn’t having any affect. God is pleased when His children get up the next day ready to do it all over again with Him.