I sat beside my grandson’s incubator and looked across the NICU at so many babies, some sick, some born too soon to survive alone.
Because I believe, I prayed. “This is hard. But You promise to make it good. These children need You for life now and for eternity. Your steadfast love is our hope.”
For those who love God all things work together for good (Romans 8:28).
The eye of the Lord is one those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love (Psalm 33:18).
Valiant men, expert in war, who carried shield and sword,
Prevailed over their enemy because they cried out to God in the battle.
He granted their urgent plea because they trusted in him (from 1 Chronicles 5:18-22).
“‘Not by might, nor by power, but by Spirit,’ says the Lord Almighty” (Zechariah 4:6).
Jesus said: Go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you (Matthew 6:6).
Elijah did just that. He saw the child lying dead on his bed. So he went in and shut the door behind the two of them and prayed to the Lord (2 Kings 4:32-33).
Death became life because of secret prayer!
The Lord alone is worthy!
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created (Revelation 5:11).”
We are entirely dependent on God for spiritual results.
“Solid, lasting missionary work is done on our knees.”*
*Mrs. Howard Taylor, Behind the Ranges, p. 47.
“There is a living God. He has spoken in His Word. He means just what he says and will do all that he has promised.”*
For all the promises of God find their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to God for his glory (2 Corinthians 1:20).
*Mrs. Howard Taylor, Behind the Ranges, p.24.
“The old man began to suffer from a strange unaccountable pain . . . At last someone said, ‘Why not pray to God about it?’
They did . . . and there was peace. The pain passed away.”*
*Mrs. Howard Taylor, Behind the Ranges, p. 68.