Do we believe in prayer or don’t we?

Are we going to be a people who limits the power of God and who thinks “I’ll only trouble God with the things I think could be done and that I want to be done.” or are we going to say “here’s something I have no idea how to accomplish; I can’t do it alone; I need you, Lord. Help.”

That’s what we need prayer for.

Sure, God can tackle the little things, and I talk a lot about not waiting until an emergency to ask God for help. If you’ve lost a sock, why not seek out His help in finding it? You think a sock is too small a task for the God who made the insect?

But God is not just the God of the insect. God is the God who made the mountains. Big problem—impossibly big ones, even—can be taken to Him. He will hear. He will answer.

Granted, the answer may not be what you want but it will always be what He knows you need.

Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war, yet ye have not, because ye ask not.
(James 4:2)

James talks about those who try to solve their problems and fulfill their wants and needs themselves. They don’t ask for help. They don’t seek God. They just fight and kill and take. They don’t ask, and they often end up worse than when they started seeking.

That should not be our way. We should be a people who ask.

So what’s on your heart today? Is it big or is it small? Whatever it is, give it to God: Seek His counsel, ask for His help, and trust in His wisdom to know what you need.

~ Matthew