He knew they would face enemies. So, whenever the Ark set out, Moses would shout, “Arise O Lord, and let your enemies be scattered! Let them flee before you (Numbers 10:35)!”
We know we face enemies too. Though unseen, they are evil spirits with mighty power. We, like Moses, can ask God to chase them away.
Humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you (James 4:7).
Paul pleaded in prayer. The Lord answered, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9).”
May God’s denials of our prayers perfect His power in us.
Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be afraid. Has God ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried through (from Numbers 23:19)?
Pray with confidence as you wait.
Sometimes pain is too deep for words. Sometimes you don’t know what to pray.
You can use what the Bible says about God to inform your prayers for healing of body, heart, mind or soul.
Read: I am the Lord who heals you (Exodus 15:26).
Think: The Lord is a God who heals.
Believe: The Lord can heal me.
Say: The Lord is the God who heals.
Pray: Heal me, O Lord, and I will be healed (Jeremiah 17:9).
My oldest granddaughter visited for a week. Yesterday we face timed. When she saw me, she said, “Gama!” My heart leapt for joy. She knows me.
Prayer can be joyful conversation with a God we know. Call Him by name: “Adonai, El Shaddai, Savior, Father, Redeemer, Friend, Jesus Christ, the Lord!”
We’ve prayed. You’ve prayed. And the Lord answered.
Yesterday our offer on a condo was accepted. We will enjoy living with a gorgeous city view and Lake Michigan in our backyard. (The short commute to work will be wonderful too). But even better than that, we have the lasting joy of knowing the Lord who gave because He loves.
Thank you for helping us pray!