Trust in God's timing and care
12:12 Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer
and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto
God heard the prayers of Job thousands of years ago and He hears our
prayers today! God doesn’t always choose to answer them when WE want
them answered, but He ALWAYS hears them. We can be confident that God
is not hard of hearing.
In Luke18:1-11, Jesus explained our need to pray consistently and to
keep praying until an answer comes. In verses 7-8 Jesus said, “Don’t
you think God will surely give justice to his chosen people who plead
with him day and night? He will grant justice to them quickly!”
Next time we get the urge to worry, we should replace our worry with
a prayer. Worrying won’t help us at all, but our prayers will be heard
by the One who can make things happen.
Let’s keep praying and praising our Lord Jesus Christ and faith gives
thanks in advance. Let’s take the advice of Jesus to heart and plead
in prayer day and night. Look how God turned things around for Job and
He also will turn things around for us. The answer to our prayer will
come quickly. jk
Additional verses for study: Psalm 5:3, 18:6; Jeremiah 29:11-12; Matthew
21:22; Mark 11:24; Luke 11:1-13; John 14:14; Romans 8:26, 12:12; 1 Thessalonians
5:16-18; Hebrews 4:16; James 1:6, 5:16; 1 John 5:14;