Director, writer and actor Tyler Perry was moved to prayer, tears and thanksgiving on his commute this week.
Perry was driving to work when he saw signs for Tyler Perry Studios, but the physical signs meant something spiritual for the star.
"Atlanta has truly been the promised land for me. I came here with nothing, lived off Sylvan Road, ended up homeless and starving, but I was always praying and believing. I was always keeping the faith, knowing that if I worked hard, did my absolute best, kept my integrity, honored every blessing and remained grateful through it all that everything would work out. And, it has, thank God," Perry wrote.
But to all of you looking at my life now, I want to share a scripture/prayer that helped me keep going from St. Mark 9:23-25. It's a simple prayer by a man who had faith, a man who believed, but still had doubts. He said, "LORD I believe but help my unbelief."
Even in my darkest times when I wanted to give up, I kept believing, and I asked God to help me to believe past any naysayer, any doubt, and any problem.
Just know that it is possible to believe in your dream and still wonder how or when it's going to happen. Stay the course. Pray, work, believe, and repeat. You'll get there. Just believe for as much as you can, and ask God to help you believe for the rest!
Perry's movies often have strong faith-based elements and Christian worldviews. His 2008 Family That Preys was one of Movieguide®'s Top 10 Movies for Mature Audiences.
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