When Brother Isaiah kept praying to God, “Lord, I’m struggling …” he heard God tell him, “I don’t know if that’s such a bad thing.”
At first this just added to his struggle, as if God was downplaying Brother Isaiah’s pain, but then the friar asked God why he was answering his prayer in such a way. God revealed the importance and beauty in his struggling.
Through it all he learned that the correct prayer to pray is not “Lord, rescue me from this struggle,” but rather, “Lord, is this the right struggle? And if it is, then teach me to value it.”
This is the second part in The Struggler series. You can find the first part here.
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