Stone Rolling

“And they said among themselves, ‘Who will roll away the stone from the door of the tomb for us?’ ” Mark 16:3

I have huge stones of yet unanswered prayer in my life.

Thank You Lord, for rolling away the stone and sitting at the right hand of God so that nothing can ever separate us from You and Your love. And here’s a simple poem . . .

Unsealing Tombs

Yet unanswered prayer sits
like heavily sealed tombs
trying to block
my view of You
but You roll away
any doubt I feel
assuring me You have a plan
and a purpose that’s real.

Praying with everyone today who face stones that need rolled away.

*This is the last post from The Gospel of Mark. Time to head back to the Old Testament tomorrow and start The Fourth Book of Moses called Numbers. :)*

14 Comments

  1. Today the Lord answered a prayer I had prayed four years ago with a phone call and a letter. Pray without ceasing :). He answers for He is a living God not like a dead, deaf and dumb idol. Praise God for giving you this word… Blessings on you Deb.

  2. Deb, Though I also have unanswered prayers, there are many others in my life that I can look back on and see how He eventually answered at the right time and in a way much better than I hoped. πŸ™‚ Thank you for reminding me to allow Him to roll away the stone of doubt blocking my view. Peace, Linda

  3. How exciting to hear about and praise Him for that answered prayer! Yay!!! So thankful that He hears and knows all our prayers. πŸ™‚ He is so good and faithful!

  4. Oh yes Linda, there are many answered prayers. . .some He answers right away too! It all gives us faith to continue on, knowing that He has an appointed time for those stones to roll. πŸ™‚ Thank you so much for being here and blessing me and other readers!

  5. Thank you for praying, Deb.

    Today I am groaning (words fail sometimes). My stones aren’t rolling as fast as I hoped but still I trust.

    I’m gleaning much between this and Ben’s post (http://justifiedfreely.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/our-ways-vs-gods-ways/ ) I don’t believe in coincidences!

    God bless you,
    ann

  6. Deb, thanks, the assuredness of knowing he has his hand on every situation is priceless. Amazing how he actually cares to plan for us – and about our little plans for ourselves. God is nice. God Bless.

  7. Thank you so much, Ann, for linking us up with Ben’s post! I love it when that happens. πŸ™‚
    And I know about some of those stones that don’t roll too quickly. So thankful that we have the One who will roll them all away someday. πŸ™‚

  8. I always like the way you say that . . .God is nice. He so is. He’s also strong and there is no stone too big for Him to roll away, when the time is right. πŸ™‚ In the meantime, maybe I can use those big rocks to provide me some shade and shelter in Him. God bless you too, Craig!

  9. It is odd that although the passage was about when Jesus was risen, my mind kept wanting to go to the story of Lazarus in John 11. It could be because of the reminder of our helpless state regarding stones (obstacles)…our complete dependence on Him.

    But you referred to unanswered prayers:

    “Yet unanswered prayer sits
    like heavily sealed tombs
    trying to block
    my view of You”

    I sure know what that can feel like. It’s not that we are not aware of all of the answered prayers. We are aware and so thankful. But there are certain concerns… weighty concerns. God gave them a specific name. They are called “burdens”…”heavy burdens”. But praise the Lord He is strong and makes us able to say:

    “but You roll away
    any doubt I feel
    assuring me You have a plan
    and a purpose that’s real.”

    Thank you Deb for reminding me just how “lively” our hope is!

    Love,

    Theresa

  10. Thank you Theresa, for understanding this so well! We need Him to roll away those big burdens. They sit there taunting us, but we know He can do it! πŸ™‚ I love your lively hope in Him! love you!

  11. I once wrote a song, based on Moses and Jesus both having such a shine on their faces, they had to cover them with veils… and it feels the same as the stone rolling away.
    Lift the veil from our eyes
    To see the truth with no disguise
    Lift the veil from my face
    So I can see Your perfect grace…

    So many barriers… yet I find that putting myself in a quiet, deliberately peaceful situation helps roll them away. This poem was truly a blessing, Debbie, and thanks so much for sharing!
    Amy BL

  12. Amy, the part of the song you shared is so beautiful. Thank you for the blessing of that. You are such an artist for Him. I’ve joined Sarah Markley this month on a search for joy each day. We’ve learned that intentionally seeking joy connects us to peace and love. Like you putting yourself in a deliberately peaceful situation and so those stones roll away. God bless you and thank you so much for adding to this post! And to me!

  13. Deb my huge stone isn’t unanswered prayers but unsaid prayers. I am actually afraid to ask God for great things because I am sure He will give it in His own ways and I am afraid I am not yet ready.

    I know I am weird and I leave it up to Him if He wants to make me normal. Please just pray for me with my battle with fear. Thanks sooo much!
    πŸ™‚

  14. I am praying for you right now and I do understand what you mean. I’m so glad that He is gracious and gentle and deals with each one of us as He knows is best. I’m also praying He doesn’t make you normal!!! ha! I don’t know what normal is, but I like you like He made you . . .joyful, and playful, full of goodness and kindness and fun! God bless wonderful you, Rea!


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