I'll never forget when we were in the process to bring George home. We asked people to pray. Pray for us, pray for George, pray for his caregivers, pray for the legal process, pray for the finances - you name it, we prayed for it. And, it must have worked, right? I mean George is here and part of our family. So, Julie and I have the faith that moves mountains ... of paperwork, because that's what adoption feels like!
Not really. Julie will tell you that early in the process, she went to look at his picture on the waiting child website and it wasn't there. In that moment, doubt crept into both of our hearts and minds. Was there a problem? Is he OK? Did someone else ask before us? Does he have another family? It turns out that they took him off of the waiting child website ... because we were in process to adopt him!
Prayer is a funny thing. We pray with hope, but deep down, we often doubt. But so did the early church when King Herod had Peter arrested. What can we learn from this? We see that God works in the prayers of ordinary doubters like you and me.