God answers the prayers of believers! It may not be the answer we want but He will ALWAYS ANSWER
In Philippians 4:6 & 7, we have the command to worry about nothing but pray about everything, the criteria; to pray with thanksgiving and the promise; that no matter what happens God will give us peace.
‘Be anxious (worry) for nothing,…
This isn’t a suggestion! We are commanded not to worry. Clarification is needed here; being concerned is not the same as worry. We all have our concerns and that’s okay but we are NEVER TO WORRY. Read on…
but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,…
In other words, we can’t approach God with our request without first thanking Him in advance as you’re praying. Being thankful to God must be part of all our prayer request.
let your requests be made known to God;
God never limits our request as long there is a godly purpose involved. Never hesitate to make your request known to God no matter how mundane it may seem to you, it isn’t to God.
God makes it clear by admonishing us twice in verse six TO MAKE OUR REQUEST KNOWN TO HIM. So pray about everything, don’t hesitate to ask God. We have direct access to the Throne room of God and we are to make our request boldly. Yes, boldly!
‘Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’
God always answers… God may say no, He may say not right now, maybe later or He may say yes. But the amazing thing is regardless of how he answers, we ALREADY have the answer in verse 7. Read on…
‘and the peace of God (and here it is, no matter what we will have peace), which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’
We Must Pray
No matter what trials and tribulations we face no matter how bleak the situation is, God WILL ALWAYS answer our prayers by imparting to us peace; God’s peace will guard believers from doubt, fear, distress and anxiety. God’s peace will comfort and watch over our heart and mind.
Stop and grab a hold of this verse; verse seven is not only the answer to our prayers but it is a promise from God, the One True God, the Creator of everything, the Sustainer of all life.
Read the verses six and seven again.
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Even though we may go through troubling circumstances our body and mind can be kept in a balance, with the fact that God has given us the assurance of His peace.
Take these promises with you. Whenever a crisis comes into your life, run to these two verses and you claim them.
Christians have just as many problems as the unsaved world, but what’s the difference? We have God with us in our problems, we have Him to guard us through it all and we can rest in His promise to always be there for us. And how do we do that…???
By Faith! God said it, we believe it.
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