There are times in a believers life that outcomes of life are bleak. You hear the sound of the bad news entering your body and that gut wrenching feeling immediately arrests you and you are broken. Driven to your knees and hanging over. This is it. I cannot take another blow or another defeat. I am done.
It is at this moment when the sorrow begins to climax that you begin to pray. The character of God should immediately come to the surface that he is loving, compassionate, not desiring that any should perish and is all powerful. You should recall that he gives peace to those whose minds are on him and that when you’re affections are set on him there are words of encouragement to be received.
You should recall that you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus. You may be pressed, but with God all things are possible. No weapon formed against you will prosper. He gives his angels charge over you. You are blessed and have a future.
It is important to recall the truth about your situation. That in God the victory is yours. That in Christ you have a bright light future. Never forget your future in Christ.
And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her (Luke 1:38).
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For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love (1 Corinthians 13:12-13).
There are circumstances that cause one to shiver in fear. It may be the loss of a job or the application of a job you thought was yours and then turned down. You begin the process of fear and think where have I gone wrong? Do not fear Christian. The Lord is still upon the throne and is not a man that he should lie. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He will arise and save you. I am reminded of the historical experience of Job. Job a man tested by God. Job was stripped of everything. Laid naked scraping himself with boils upon his flesh and in the midst of this Job did not curse God. He communicated his disgust with this treatment for living right and still having to endure this and God checked him and after the test he multiplied him. Fear not. God is only testing you. To see what you will do in the midst of a trial. If you’re qualified and still experience defeat as a believer in Jesus Christ do not fear for God Almighty is with you and his eyes see everything.
Then He spoke a parable to them that men always ought to pray and not lose heart Luke 18:1
As a believer in Jesus the unanswered prayer is the most discouraging aspect of prayer. Much of our prayer is to fulfill our own selfish lust, but for those prayers offered that have not been tainted with selfish lust we wonder why the delay. So our response is to cease praying about it. Now if God has given you the answer and you do not like it, know that he is superior and his wisdom exceeds that of your own and he knows best. If you are waiting on the Lord, have faith the answer is on the way. The unjust judge in the parable in Luke 18 granted the woman her request because of her continual coming and God has promised to do the same for us, in the midst of him being slow to move. The requirement is having faith in God continually and ceasing not in same prayer request and it shall come to pass.
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