Let's not belittle God!

Have you ever been in the midst of a challenge—a serious financial problem, for example, or a physical difficulty—and thought prayer wouldn't be enough to help you get out? Why is it that we'd doubt God could help us?

If we have a vague concept of God, or no particular concept of God at all, prayer probably would seem pointless. Or if our concept of God is that He is limited and material—if we think of Him as a magnified version of a human—it isn't surprising that we also see ourselves as essentially physical, trapped in material circumstances. With that sort of perspective, we wouldn't see how drawing closer to God could rescue us. If we go no further than what physical eyesight and material senses report, limited is how everything seems to be.

Prayer in time of war
March 25, 1991

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