I have begun to pray a little differently lately for needs. I have begun to ask God to give the person His revelation in the area of their need. The other day I was praying for a friend of mine who struggles with depression. She had asked for prayer for her Dr. to find the right medication as the one she was on was not helping anymore. As I was praying I felt like I was asking for something God didn't want to do. I felt He wanted to do more for my friend than just provide the right medication...I felt He wanted to heal her and set her free from depression. I knew this was not something I could just call my friend and share with her....it might come across as a little insensitive and I would not hurt her for the world. So I began to pray for her heart to become very sensitive to God and what He was wanting to do in her life. I asked God to give her revelation of the root of the depression and where it originated in her life. I asked God to give her the revelation that He wants to set her free and that freedom is possible!
Revelation is what will free us. Truth about our circumstance. A word from God. People can talk to us until they are blue in the face but until we hear revelation from God, it doesn't come alive as truth in us. We must stay in a position of humility and prayer to receive revelation. We need to be intentional in our pursuit of it. Revelation comes when God knows we are ready to receive it because sometimes, along with the revelation, are action steps of obedience God wants us to take.
If you find yourself struggling with the same issue over and over again, getting relief for awhile, but eventually it creeping back in, deal with it once and for all. Become tenatious in your pursuit of revelation from God about what the issue is rooted in. Allow the Liberator of your soul to drive out depression, addiction, anger, fear, jealousy, pride, lust or whatever torments you. It is not God's will for you to learn to "live with it"....NO...Jesus came so the captive could be free and be free indeed!