The Gift of Heavenly Support

One of my earliest memories is of my mother reading Uncle Arthur’s Bedtime Stories to me and my younger sister. I heard about how when children asked God for help, He always came to their aid in one way or another. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that God heard me when I prayed. I often talked to Him while walking in the woods since nature made me feel closer to Him.

So much has happened since those faith-filled days long ago. One of my deepest prayers did not get answered at the time and I felt abandoned by God. This, combined with brain chemistry, led to clinical depression and using alcohol as my medicine.

It has now been 25 years since my last drink and I have returned to that childhood faith…with one exception. God does not always answer our prayers the way we want or in the timing we want. However, He always knows and does what is best for us. He still listens and sends earthly and heavenly support to assist us in whatever we are facing in life.

One of my favorite and most-used requests is for guidance. I believe God loves and honors this prayer. He does not whisper audibly in my ear exactly what I should do, but He does gently direct my steps though signs, symbols, wisdom from others, and putting the right people and circumstances in my path.

I wish for you the same confidence that God loves you and will guide you if you ask and trust in Him. My love and prayers are with you.


  1. Maybe I’m not talking to Him correctly. I sometimes feel He abandoned me. Not sure how to get that faith back. But nonetheless a thought provoking blog for today.

    • kbroniman1

      August 3, 2017 at 9:06 pm

      Valerie, there is no way you could be talking to God incorrectly. Don’t even worry about that. God knows your mind and your heart. I know it can FEEL like God has abandoned us, but trust me, He doesn’t do that. You can even ask Him to strengthen your faith in Him. I have prayed that prayer myself at times. There is a verse in the Bible in Mark 9:24 that says, “…Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.” Hang on and don’t quit five minutes before the miracle happens! 🙂

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