Women who faithfully pray still get sick. Life still disappoints. Children cause grief, husbands lose jobs or much worse, lose interest in marriage.
Yet these women still pray.
By praying, they know, “In all their distress he too was distressed, and the angel of his presence saved them. In his love and mercy he redeemed them; he lifted them up and carried them all the days of old” (Isaiah 63:9).
Question: Who is the Almighty that we should serve him? And what profit do we get if we pray to him? (Job 21:15)
Answer: O Lord, answer me, that this people may know that you, O Lord, are God (1 Kings 18:37).
People who pray get to know God. (He is very great!)
Kaeden is our newest grandson. His name means little warrior.
A boy child born to bravely fight battles. But never alone.
“The Lord is with you, mighty warrior” (Judges 6:12).
May he call on the name of the Lord for as long as he lives.
How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God (1 John 3:1).
Our Father’s love lasts forever. That’s why we pray.
Though he slay me, I will hope in him; yet I will argue my ways to his face (Job 13:15).
Pray with hope and confidence. The Lord will do what is good (2 Samuel 10:12).
Pray this way: “Make me know my transgression and my sin” (Job 13:23).
Then confess the sin that comes to mind. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
Job felt his need for someone to mediate between him and God, as a person mediates between friends (from Job 16:20-21).
Jesus came and met that need for us. There is one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 2:5).
“God gives me up to the ungodly and casts me into the hands of the wicked . . . even though my prayer is pure” (Job 16:11-17).
Many of us feel this way. That’s why it helps to remember that Job didn’t know the whole story.
Neither do we.