A visiting ministers read the story of Thomas. Right in the middle it hit me: Jesus went to Thomas, met him where he was, physically and in his lack of faith. Then He revealed Himself in a way that built Thomas' faith. “Then He said to Thomas, ‘Reach your finger here, and look at My hands; and reach your hand here, and put it into My side. Do not be unbelieving, but believing.’ ” (John 20:27)
God will do that for our prodigals!! He knows their doubts intimately, every detail. He knows their doubts about Him. He knows their doubts about themselves. He knows if they are doubting His ability or willingness to forgive them for what they have done. He know if they are questioning His existence.
He also knows what He needs to do to show them Himself and to increase their faith.
I am praying that for my prodigal and for others.
This is the prayer I sent out to our list of pray-ers for prodigals:
You helped doubting Thomas. Help
_______________. Just like You met
Thomas where his doubt was and revealed Yourself in a way that built his faith,
meet ________________ and reveal Yourself in a way that builds his/her faith
and restore him/her to salvation. In
Jesus’ name we pray. Amen!