How often do we fixate on a problem or challenge that we are facing, wondering what we should do? We think about it, talk about it, and are often prone to spend a lot of time worrying over it. The more we do this, the bigger the problem looks and the further away a solution seems.
We may if we believe in God, decide to pray and tell God all about our concerns and worries, hoping for Him to do something about them. However I have discovered that prayer is not telling God our problems; that can easily result in us complaining. Nor is prayer trying to change God’s mind, because He doesn’t change.
Instead prayer is the legal right to ask God to supernaturally intervene on our behalf. “We can stand in God’s presence without fear, without a sense of inferiority, without a sense of guilt, because of all that Jesus has done for us. It is our legal right to come boldly before God to request heavenly intervention in this earth on our behalf.” (Charles Capps)
God doesn’t want us to tell Him the problem; He wants us to tell Him the solution. He already knows our problems and what we need before we even ask Him. (Matthew 6:7-8) He wants us to learn to pray with authority, by lining ourselves up with what He has already spoken in His Word so as to loose, by faith His ability into every situation and circumstance. There is no point reinforcing the problem by talking over and over about it; instead we are encouraged to go to God’s word and find out what He says about our situation, so that we can then pray putting a demand upon what He has promised.
“A prayer accurately formed and stated from the Word of God will absolutely move heaven and earth, and the things under the earth on our behalf.” (C.Capps)
Let’s not keep telling God and everyone else our problems, but instead use our time to ask God for His wisdom, as we search out His word for the solution. Whatever it is; whether it be physical, financial, to do with our relationships, a need for healing, or our future, let’s go to God and His word and seek to find out His will and what He says about it all. Don’t rush it, but search to know His will, so you can pray with faith, based accurately on God’s Word, believing you will receive what He has promised.
“If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.” (Matthew 21:22)
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (Philippians 4:6)
“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
Prayer: Lord please help me to have a greater understanding and wisdom as I spend time in your presence and reading your Word, so that I may know what your will is for every situation I face. Thank you that prayer is my ability to ask you to supernaturally intervene on my behalf. In Jesus Name Amen.