Most of us find ourselves, at one time or another, in a tough circumstance. At work, with family, with friends, or even facing physical difficulties. When that happens it’s easy to say, “Why doesn’t God fix this?” “Why doesn’t He do something?” “I’m waiting and waiting, but nothing is happening!” Sound familiar? It sure does in my life.
Too often in hard times and tough situations, we worry, we fret, we talk to friends and maybe even family. But, we forget to talk to God. We literally forget to pray.
You might be thinking… “Well, God knows everything. Why doesn’t He just do what needs to be done? Do I have to ask? Is prayer going to change anything?”
God’s answer is yes! Prayer changes everything! James 4:2 says “…You do not have because you do not ask.”
We see this clearly in Isaiah 30:18… it says, “Therefore the LORD longs to be gracious to you, And therefore He waits on high to have compassion on you. For the LORD is a God of justice; How blessed are all those who long for Him.” [NASB]
Do you see that God is waiting and longing to give us blessings? But, He often has to just wait until we open ourselves up and ask for Him to take the action He longs to take on our behalf!
Jesus put it this way, “So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.” Luke 11:9
Go to Him. Tell Him what’s on your heart. He’s waiting!
Think about it…