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).”
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).”
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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!
We were eating a dinner I made. My friend made sure to say that everything I served was delicious. Then she said, “You are a good cook.”
We can pray that way.
Thank God for what He does and for what that shows about who He is.
It’s no surprise that he wanted to be with Jesus. This once-tormented man was now perfectly sane because Jesus had commanded the evil spirits to leave him.
Even though he begged, Jesus said, “No, go home to your family and tell them everything the Lord has done for you (Mark 5:19).”
Sometimes Jesus says yes. Sometimes he says, “No, go and tell. . . .”