Are you in a bad place and asking, “Dear God please help me” or “God please give me strength”? Are your prayers falling on deaf ears? There are many times when we pray to God for something that is really important to us or that is urgently needful, and it seems as if our prayers are falling on deaf ears. “Why won’t God help me?” you wonder. The reasons why some prayers go unanswered is not always apparent. But one thing is for sure. So if you are asking dear God please help me, you should know if we ask anything according to His will, God hears us.
“This is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him.” (1 John 5:14 & 15 NKJV)
Notice that this verse is telling us that we can have confidence that God will answer our prayers, if we pray “according to His will”. So the next logical question would be, “What is God’s will”? If we expect to get our prayers answered, we must first fulfill several prerequisites. Here are some of them.
“When you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” (James 1: 5–7 NIV)
Here the Bible is telling us that if we are double minded when we pray, we should not expect to receive anything from God. So what does it mean to be double minded? It simply means that when you ask God for something in prayer, you are hoping He will answer you, but you are not really sure that He will. That kind of praying is kind of like throwing mud against the wall, and…keep reading »>
I produced a video to the classic song “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel. It reminds me of God’s love for us and always lifts my spirits-Enjoy and experience the love of God!