Luke 11:10 “For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”
If God does not help you, will you take the position of the persistent widow or will you opt for help from another? Do you have a back-up plan or is God your only option? A single lady said to God, “You know I have been a good girl all these years. This is the beginning of another year; I am going to follow You and do the things You say. But if nothing happens, I cannot guarantee anything, and it would not be my fault. After all, when girls were girls, I know how to capture any man I want. So, why would I be like this without a husband?” What she was really saying to God is, God is not her only option. The question is, if God does not do it, do you want to help Him? If God does not do it, who else should do it?
You need to understand that this is not just shooting in the dark. God has said to us, “I will do it!” and He gave us the example of the unjust judge in Luke 18:1-8 [please read]. God says, “look at this judge, even he rendered justice in the end. Who do you think I am? If you ask your father bread and he did not give you a stone. If you ask for fish and he did not give you a serpent. How much more Me? Give Me some credit.” David said in Psalm 63:1 “O God, you are my God; I earnestly search for you. My soul thirsts for you; my whole body longs for you in this parched and weary land where there is no water.” Our whole beings must long for God.
1 Sam. 1:1-10 [please read]. The Bible says, Hannah got up. She said enough of the pity party, enough of the rival responses, enough of this crying to a man that cannot help me and went to pray. I pray that you will get up and go to the place of prayer. God became Hannah’s only option. It was no longer an issue of the God of the heavens armies that can help me. It became an issue of the God of the heavens armies that must help me. That transition is totally indispensable. Like Hannah, you have to get up and pray. You have to get up and face God because if God does not move, you are in trouble. But God will move; God will do it again in the Name of Jesus. When we transition from ‘can God help me‘ to ‘God can actually help me’. Then we transition from ‘can God help me‘ to ‘God must help me‘. When we encounter God as we are going to encounter God this season in the Name of Jesus, we transition to God will help me.
Ps.27:13 “Yet I am confident I will see the Lord’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living.” I am confident that everything that God has promised me I will receive them here, in the land of the living. Please read 1Sam.1:12-18. What makes it possible to move from God must help me to the point that you know that the help is here already? Hannah moved from God must help me to God will help me; I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Begin to eat and get ready because your body needs to be strong for you to carry the baby. That is faith right there!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I reaffirm my confidence in You today; I am confident that God will help me and I will see the Lord’s goodness here in the land of the living, in Jesus Name. Amen!