My Mini Faith Crisis – Does God Hear My Prayers?

 Years ago, I had a faith crisis. I questioned if God was really hearing my prayers.  God spoke to me through his word and here’s what he said:

Psalm 139:17,18
“How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them,
they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.”

As I emptied my suitcases from vacation, I found 100’s of grains of sand stuck in the corners of the suitcase and inside of shoes. Memories of reading Psalm 139 on the beach wrapped around me like a warm blanket – comforting me. 

I am on God’s mind.

You are on God’s mind.

Bask in this truth today!

Walk with the King!

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  1. Oh my goodness, thank you for this very encouraging message, Courtney. And I had to smile at the MANY ways in which God wants us to know He cares, since it appeared that you were holding your own camera to film this message for all of us. You, my friend in Christ, are SUCH a dear!
    p.s. the sound of the waves was LOVELY (and okay, I might have coveted JUST a little, lol.)

  2. You are so kind and disciplined to make a video and spiritual application while at the beach. Thank you!

  3. I felt this today Courtney.
    I started this day feeling awful (allergies + sick) with no hope of a nap in sight, but God prompted a kiddo to take our older kids and our little one napped so I could get rest. He heard my unspoken needs. Thanks for this great post!

  4. …oops…prompted a FRIEND.
    No–I did not leave our children with another child.
    Seriously still in need of some good sleep and need to cut back on the Dimetap.
    But–you get the point–He knew what I needed.

  5. Thanks for this great an encouraging video!
    I love your videos and this is very special to me because of seeing an hearing the ocean! At the sea, I always have the feeling of being close to God and his creation!

  6. Really needed these words this morning, thank you!

    Saw your fb post that you had to take down a pic of you and hubby (REALLY?!). Can you use a photo editor and blur out the logo so you can still use the pic and not offend anyone?

    If you'd like me to give it a try, feel free to email it to me at momkaboodle at (It should just take me a few minutes, I truly don't mind).

  7. Amen Courtney. Wonderful vlog and so encouraging! Yes, the GOD OF THE UNIVERSE longs to spend sweet fellowship with ME! ahhhhhhhh

    Love you,
    Traci Michele @ Ordinary Inspirations

  8. Thank you so much for this.
    I too love the ocean in the background…an awesome reminder of all God is capable of.

  9. You ministry is a blessing to me. I have two blogs I check every morning and yours is one of them….
    Great post! Always inspiring and I love your heart!

  10. Thank you! 🙂 I've been in a faith crisis for a few months. I'm just struggling… striving.. examining. And I needed this.

  11. Thank You for this post … I really needed this today!

    You are treasured Courtney!


  12. Steph – thanks so much for the offer – you are so sweet. I'm gonna let it go :-)! But thanks again!

  13. I would use this verse with my campers and youth group kids. We'd lick our fingers and swipe the floor with them, collecting sand (and dirt!) I would tell them to count them. They'd say, are you kidding?! And then we'd walk through the lakeshore, all the lakeshores in MN, the oceans, and the sand underneath them. We'd read Psalm 139, and God would move.

    Thanks for the reminder of why my favorite verse is my favorite.=)

  14. Oh how I have thought these thoughts. Hence, the name of my blog(: Thank you for this bible promise Courtney!

  15. This is one of those things that is too difficult to understand. It's a faith thing.
    Been a difficult year so-far and can't shout my prayers loud enough.
    Lord, forgive my weakness and lack of faith!
    Thanks, Courtney,

  16. This was such a blessing and just what I needed to hear! I have watched all your videos and can see the Lord shining through you! Thank you for all your encouraging words.

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