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Before You Ask Him

October 9, 2018


Before You Ask Him

God knows our thoughts and feelings  before we can even say a word  about them.     No one knows us  as intimately  as the LORD God — and no one loves us  so sincerely and faithfully.     It is because He cares  that He pays such close attention  to us.

So many people feel  that God does not care about them  because they claim  He has not answered their prayers.     Because they imagine  that they need  to go through certain rituals  to make God hear them,  they have come up with prayer wheels,  all sorts of chants,  and all kinds  of meditation techniques.

All of that is a gross denial  of God’s almighty power  to know our every thought — and a denial  of God’s love  for us.     Therefore,  Jesus needed  to teach the people  about prayer and said in Matthew 6:7-8,

And when you are praying,  do not use  meaningless repetition,  as the Gentiles do,  for they suppose  that they will be heard  for their many words.

Therefore  do not be like them;  for your Father knows  what you need  before you ask Him.

The LORD God Almighty is not an idol god  of man’s imaginations.     He is not made up by anyone.     God is the Creator  of all things  and its Sustainer.     Nothing can continue  to exist  without the power  of the Lord sustaining it  moment by moment.

God,  our heavenly Father,  wants us to approach Him respectfully  and trust Him  for our daily needs — always remembering to give thanks for everything.     Realizing that God is our heavenly Father,  should lead us  to trust His love and wisdom  regarding our desires.     We may not understand why God leads  in certain ways,  but we surely can trust  that He knows  what He is doing  and has the power  to do all things  for our eternal benefit.

So,  we may be facing terrible  and seemingly endless trials,  and it may seem  like God is not answering  our desires,  but actually God is answering us  and we just need  to continue  to trust and obey,  with loving  and thankful hearts.     The Almighty,  Eternal One knows  what He is doing,  and He is doing all  in love for us.

We learn from Paul  in Romans 8:26-28,

The Spirit also helps our weakness;  for we do not know  how to pray  as we should,  but the Spirit Himself intercedes  for us  with groanings too deep  for words;  and He who searches the hearts  knows what the mind  of the Spirit is,  because He intercedes  for the saints  according to the will  of God.

And we know  that God causes  all things  to work together for good  to those who love God,  to those who are called  according to His purpose.

Let us continue  to trust God’s love and power  on our behalf.     His will will bring blessings  greater than we are able  to imagine.     He is our heavenly Father  and Savior — our Comforter.

So we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  in my weaknesses,  I become fearful — but,  in Your love and strength  there is peace  and joy.     Thank you for Your faithful love.”



A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods


Pray for our country.


This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30


Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4


Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13


Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1


Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3


Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that
I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12






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