Will He? That was my question. For months.
Soon after our prodigal season began, a very close friend (and 2 AM sister) sent me the book, He is Able by Priscilla Shirer. It’s a great book for recounting all the ways that anything is possible with God! All the while . . .
I had another question.
I Know God is Able.
But, WILL He?
You might ask, “Will He what?” And my answer would have been. “WILL God answer my plea? WILL He bring our daughter back?”
If you read last week’s (shameless) post He First Loved Us In The Hard Seasons and my continual tears for months, today’s post should give you encouragement for how to find resolution to trust the Lord in your hard season . . . your trial . . . your own question, “Will God answer my plea?”
As God walked with me in the valley of our prodigal, He showed me the scriptures to count on for His completion of our story. Many of the verses ahead in this post were my lifeline to the future goodness God had for me (that I could not yet see).
You can pray effectively, expectantly, and confidently when you pray in God’s will. When you know without doubt that the person for whom you are praying is not in God’s will, your prayers for them to “be in God’s will” qualifies under the promises of God for His perfect answer.And so I walk in the Lord's presence as I live here on earth! (Psalm 116:19). Pray effectively, expectantly, and confidently when you pray in God's will. Click To Tweet
Will God heal disease in my body? I don’t know. But I do know this. When I review the lineup of Ebenezer Stones throughout my life and see all the faithful ways the Lord has taken care of each hard season, I can trust Him!
What I Don’t Trust
I don’t trust that God will answer my prayer exactly as I ask.
I don’t trust that God will answer my prayer exactly when I ask.
I don’t trust that God will answer my prayer in any other way than His perfect way.
I don’t trust that God will answer my prayer in any other way than what’s best for me.
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16 Bible Verses To Strengthen Your Trust in God
~The Promises of God~
But if you stay joined with me and my words remain
in you, you may ask any request you like, and it
will be granted! (John 15:7)
Then you will call upon me and come and pray
to me, and I will listen to you.
You will seek me and find me when you search
for me with all your heart. (Jeremiah 29:12-13)
The righteous person faces many troubles,
but the Lord comes to the rescue each time.
Call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you,
and you shall glorify me. (Psalm 50:15)
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged,
for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
And I will give you treasures in the darkness – secret niches.
I will do this so you will know that I am the Lord,
the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. (Isaiah 45:3)
~The Examples of God~
Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble;
He saved them out of their distresses. He sent
his word and healed them, and delivered them from
their destructions. (Psalm 107:19-20)
Let all who fear the Lord repeat: “His faithful love
endures forever.” In my distress I prayed to the Lord,
and the Lord answered me and rescued me. The Lord
is for me, so I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals
do to me? Yes, the Lord is for me; he will help me.
I will look in triumph at those who hate me. (Psalm 118:4-7)
In the day when I cried out, you answered me and made
me bold with strength in my soul. (Psalm 138:3)
~The Faithfulness of God~
Never! Can a mother forget her nursing child? Can she feel
no love for the child she has borne? But even if that were
possible, I would not forget you! See, I have written
your name on my hand. (Isaiah 49:15-16a)
“Even he rendered a just decision in the end.
So don’t you think God will surely give justice
to his chosen people who cry out to him day and
night? Will he keep putting them off?
I tell you, he will grant justice to them quickly!
But when the Son of Man returns, how many will
he find on the earth who have faith?” (Luke 18:7-8)
This is the confidence which we have before Him,
that, if we ask anything according to His will,
He hears us. (1 John 5:14)
We know that God doesn’t listen to sinners,
but he is ready to hear those who worship
him and do his will. (John 9:31)
And so, Lord, where do I put my hope?
My only hope is in you. (Psalm 39:7)
And so I walk in the Lord’s presence as I live here
on earth! (Psalm 116:19)
If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer. (Matthew 21:22)
Is that all of the verses? No! There are so many, but I could not list them all in one post. But, it’s a start.16 Bible Verses To Strengthen Your Trust in God Click To Tweet
There is no better solution for a lack of trust in the Lord than making a commitment to trust God each day. Even if you don’t feel it, making that verbal commitment to trust Him each morning helps cement it in your heart and mind. Before long, it will be a natural thing, an automatic reflex. That’s when you know your trust muscle is strong in the Lord!
God will surely answer your prayer to trust Him!
In what ways do you not trust God?
Because He lives~
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