Do you sometimes feel that God doesn’t hear you? Do your prayers seem to end at the ceiling?
God, where are You?
When you’re in a tough season and praying for a certain outcome in your circumstances, what’s a good way to pray fervently and know God is hearing your prayer? The answer is this: by praying in alignment with His word…
by praying scripture.
Regarding your recent earnest prayer, what is a barrier for you?
Is it hard for you to draw near to God? Why do you think so?
Why do we oftentimes resist spending time with God and digging into scripture?
What things in your day take precedence over what should be most important?
Don’t we find in the end that God’s will turns out to be the best for us after all?
Now all glory to God, who is able,
through his mighty power at work within us,
to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. (Ephesians 3:20)
Studying scripture helps us learn the character of God. When in relationship with the Lord, faithful Christians know what is acceptable to Him intuitively on many things,
because those who know Him know His character.
If we have doubts about His will, we need only to look at His Word.
This God—his way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; he is a shield for all those who take refuge in him. (Psalm 18:30)
Yes, God gives us whatever we ask that is in alignment with His will. Know God, and then you can be confident to ask Him your combined agreed-upon will. Asking for what you want does require agreement on the matter between you and God, just as forgiveness through faith in Christ requires agreement about your sin between you and God and with faith in Christ for His forgiveness of your sin.
God loves you. He wants the best for you, and He desires a relationship with you. Imagine. Our Almighty God, Who created everything in heaven and on earth, thought to create you along with all the other magnificence of this world. He made you with value for relationship with Him.
It’s up to us. He is never pushy nor forceful. God patiently waits for you and for me to seek Him, to know Him, so we can agree on His will and have the best outcome in our circumstances.
How will your prayer time be different today?