You may have heard the saying, “I remember when I prayed for the things I have now.” This statement is such a powerful revelation and comfort to those who know, love, and trust in the Lord. Prayer is the express and sure gateway to the One who is able to answer every question we can conceive, every problem with a solution, every cry with comfort, and every uncertainty with a promise. It is the privilege and power of prayer.
“And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.” – 1 John 5:15 NIV
We are favored to have direct access to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. He is the beginning and the end of all that is and will be.
Blessed are we.
Today, the fruit of my petitions are well known to me. Nobody knows the depth and breath of what the Lord has done for me, better than me. The Almighty has proven Himself omnipotent and sovereign. His word says that if we delight in the LORD, He will give us the desires of our hearts, but He is not a pawn, nor can He contradict Himself. My heartfelt appeals and He subsequent answers, aligned with His express will for my life and those connected to me.
“But you couldn’t possibly know or understand my situation, past, hurt, hardship, sin etc.?”
Perhaps. However, I do know that life gets hard and sometimes it stays hard, until it’s not or not really.
I can remember when the circumstances of my own life overshadowed the hope and light of the promises yet to come. Darkness and despair were snares that arrested my thoughts and caused me to believe that things couldn’t get better, couldn’t change, or wouldn’t change for me, but the truth was and is NOTHING is impossible, out-of-reach, or unredeemable with God. I am blessed now, and the reality is, I was blessed then, just in ways I didn’t realize at the time.
How massive and intimidating do mountains look when you stand small and seemingly insignificant beside them? But, when you reach the top of that mountain, towering over what you’ve conquered, you’re able to look back and recall exactly what it took to stand there and revel in what you were able to accomplish with the right support. When things seem impossible, it’s important to remember that you have support, and then reach for Him.
“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” – Nelson Mandela
At the end of our most trying times, are our greatest breakthroughs, if we don’t lose faith and refuse to give up.
What are you praying for? What are you believing God for? God cannot lie nor has He abandoned you (Deuteronomy 31:6). There’s no prayer too great or too small for the One who created the Heavens and the Earth and knows the very number of hairs on your head. He is intimately aware of little ole’ you, what’s needed to grow you, and what concerns you.
He will do what He said He will do. His Word will not return unto Him void, it will accomplish what He desires and achieve the purpose for which He sent it (Isaiah 55:11 NIV).
You’ll arrive at your intended destination, if you pay the fair, take the correct bus and don’t get off a stop too early.
Stay the course!
P.S. I hope all is well with all of you and you’re enjoying a fruitful and fun-filled summer. I’ve been taking a much-needed break to attend to something very important…VACATION. It was not only necessary it was good!!!