Prayers God Always Answers

One of the most often prayed prayers in the Bible is the prayer for strength. God is almighty, and He gives His strength to those who look to Him and ask for it.

Psalms 18:1-3, 6. I love You, O Lord, my strength.”
The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer,
My God, my rock, in whom I take refuge;
My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised. . . .
In my distress I called upon the Lord,
And cried to my God for help;
He heard my voice out of His temple,
And my cry for help before Him came into His ears.

I have written about this topic a lot in the past, and the reason is because I get weary a lot and I pray a lot asking God to give me His strength.

For most of us this isn’t a physical strength need, but an inner strength need, an inner resolve, determination, and endurance. We get discouraged, lose hope, feel sorry for ourselves, and become mental losers.

The problem most have is we are not quick to see our need for strength because we are so naturally self-reliant. All of our eight kids at a very early age declared their self-reliance from Patty and I when we offered our help to zip up a coat, tie their shoes, or cut up their meat. “I can do it by myself!” That is a good thing as we all grow up to be responsible and faithful people in life as we face problems and help others.

God’s strength is not intended to make us irresponsible, wimpy, and lazy but He wants us to walk with Him, serve with Him, work with Him, and recognize that He is God and apart from Him we can do nothing.

2 Corinthians 6:1 And working together with Him, we also urge you not to receive the grace of God in vain—

2 Corinthians 12:9 And He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness.” Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

The more we attempt to do for God in obedience to Him the more strength we will need from Him. The more fruit we bear as His disciples the more strength we will need from Him. The more we choose to rejoice in trials instead of grumble the more strength we will need from Him. The more we choose to put others ahead of ourselves the more strength we will need from Him.

Ask, ask, ask, ask, He gives strength to those who see their need and ask.

James 4:2 . . .You do not have because you do not ask.

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