Even though we Christians know that God loves us and wants the best for us, the world around us sometimes makes us lose sight of that fact.
The Bible itself confirms that we live in a troubled world. But God’s Word in the Holy Bible is there to remind us that even though trouble comes, God has not forsaken nor forgotten us.
We all make plans in life. But we always must remember that God has plans for us to. We know what we want – but God knows what we need. Sometimes God has plans that supersede ours.
Ephesians 3: 19-20 reminds us that no matter how hard we are striving to gain and achieve, God, through Jesus Christ, can provide more abundance than we can ever achieve or imagine on our own.
“And to know the love of Christ, which passes knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fullness of God. Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.”
It’s easy to feel forgotten or forsaken when the things you’re praying for don’t come to fruition – or at least not in the timely manner you desire.
You might feel you are doing all the right things and living in faith in the spirit of God. Yet, your prayers go unanswered.
Only God can see the future. Satan and human beings cannot. Therefore, God knows the right time for everything.
Ecclesiastes 3 reminds us of this: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven…”
Paul tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, “Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
Jesus Christ gave his disciples assurance that God seeks to give us what we ask for. In Matthew 7:7-8, Christ told the disciples: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and you shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for everyone that asks receives; and he that seeks finds; and to him that knocks it shall be opened.”
In James 4:2-3, we are reminded that our prayers must be faithful, pure of purpose and consistent.