They heard Jesus and were amazed by His wisdom and power. But they did not believe (from Mark 6:2-6).
Being amazed is never enough. Do you believe Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God? By believing in him you will have life by the power of his name (John 20:31).
You expected joy but sorrow brought heartache. So you pray.
And loving, compassionate Father responds: “Those who hope in me will not be disappointed (Isaiah 49:23).
If that’s not enough, He also says, “All the Lord’s promises prove true (Psalm 18:30).
“Always continue to fear the Lord. . . . your hope will not be disappointed (Proverbs 23:17-18).”
My favorite bookmark went missing. I prayed and looked everywhere but did not find it.
A week later I misplaced my phone. I prayed, and found the bookmark and my phone in the very first place I looked.
Always pray. Do not give up (from Luke 18:1). You never know when God will answer your prayer.
Those who “call on the name of the Lord (Genesis 4:26 NIV) learn that “the name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10 NIV).”
The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked,
but he delights in the prayer of the upright (Proverbs 15:8, bold mine).
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Prayer is a mutual holding between God and us.
I am your God . . . I will uphold you with my righteous hand (Isaiah 41:10).
We hold on to what we have until Jesus comes (from Revelation 2:25).
As you thank God for what He does, also thank Him for who He is.
God knows all things (from John 21:17).
God is kind (from Romans 11:22).
God is love (1 John 4:8).
God is good (from Jeremiah 33:11).
God is wise (from Romans 16:27).
God is strong (from Psalm 24:8).
We pray. God does what we think He will. We pray about something else. God does not do what we think He will.
We choose to believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).
Our faith grows because faith is . . . being certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).
We thank Him.
We tell others.
God is praised!