It’s easy to celebrate and enjoy answered prayers, but it can be difficult and sometimes hurtful when you feel God does not answer your prayers. Jesus went through the most significant need ever faced at the Garden of Gethsemane, and He teaches how to pray when you are in the greatest need in your life.
#1 – Ask God to remove the problem, hurt, and pain. There is nothing too hard for God, and there is nothing wrong with asking Him to remove the problem.
Mark 14:36, NKJV, “And He said, ‘Abba Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me.’”
#2 – Believe God is your Father. Your Father can remove whatever you are going through. Jesus raised the dead, made the blind see, and even fed 5000 with a small amount of bread and fish. Believe that all things are possible.
Luke 1:37, NKJV, “For with God nothing will be impossible.”
#3 – It’s not always God’s will to remove the problem. Just like He did not remove the problem for Jesus, He will often not remove it for you. Though you may not understand until you get to Heaven, believe that God is good and He wants what is best.
Mark 14:36b, NKJV, “…nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.”
#4 – Recognize that even those who love you will not completely understand what you are going through. It will sometimes be just you and God who will have to go through it.
Today’s Challenge: James 4:2b says, “…You do not have because you do not ask.” What have you not asked for that you need to ask today? Do you believe and understand that God can do the impossible?