God answers the prayers of believers! It may not be on our time but He will ALWAYS ANSWER.
In Philippians 4:6 & 7, we have the command to worry about nothing but pray about everything, the criteria; to pray with thanksgiving and the promise; that no matter what happens God will give us peace.
‘Be anxious (worry) for nothing,…
This isn’t a suggestion! We are commanded not to worry. Clarification is needed here; being concerned is not the same as worry. We all have our concerns and that’s okay but we are NEVER TO WORRY. Read on…
but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving,…
In other words, we can’t approach God with our request without first thanking Him in advance as you’re praying. Being thankful to God must be part of all our prayer request.
let your requests be made known to God;
God never limits our request as long there is a godly purpose involved. Never hesitate to make your request known to God no matter how mundane it may seem to you, it isn’t to God. God makes it clear by admonishing us twice in verse six TO MAKE OUR REQUEST KNOWN TO HIM. So pray about everything, dont’ hesitate to ask God. We have direct access to the Throne room of God and we are to make our request boldly. Yes, boldly!
‘Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.’
God always answers… God may say no, He may say not right now, maybe later or He may say yes. But the amazing thing is regardless of how he answers, we ALREADY have the answer in verse 7. Read on…
‘and the peace of God (and here it is, no matter what we will have peace), which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.’
Now you see why we pray! No matter what is in front of us; death, pain, sorrow, tough decisions, no matter what it is, God is with us and we ALREADY have peace with Him. God never promised us that we’re going to go through life without problems or tough decision. We’re going to have just as many problems the unsaved, but what’s the difference? We have God with us in our problems, we have Him to take us through and we can rest in that.
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