Even if it is divorce, debt or disappointment. Remember, God has you!
John Wesley, once said that it appears God would do nothing except we pray. In reality, he was just echoing Jesus in Luke 18:1. We were designed to pray.
So we pray; not with mumblings of our muffled mouths that punctuate with ‘Amen’. Or the ‘moments of silence’ that we often rationalize with, ‘God knows my heart.’ We pray; reeling out of scriptures with some degree of in-depth preparedness; like a well-researched lawyer in the middle of a nationally televised case.
‘Please your case’ the Lord says, ‘put me in rememberance of my word so that I may acquit you.’ But no, Isaiah 43:26 goes unbelieved…and undone. And that’s why many remain in trouble for so long.
‘Take with you words’ the Prophet Hosea says. Gather all the verses of scritpure that pertain to fixing the matter you are facing and pray them without ceasing.
It works. It worked for the Apostles when they were threatened by the Sahendrin. It worked for Peter when he was imprisoned by Herod. It can work with you.
There’s is a Bible story in Genesis 32 about Jacob wrestling with God after which, he received the name, Israel. It was an allegory about prevailing in prayer.
How do I know this?
Hosea 12:4-5 says,
‘Indeed, he struggled with the angel, and prevailed; he wept, and made petition to him. He found him at Bethel, and there he spoke with him, even the LORD, the God of hosts; The LORD is his name of renown.’
He petitioned God and prevailed.
“Put forward your case!” says the LORD. “Submit your arguments!” says Jacob’s King. (Isaiah 41:21)
If you want to get out of trouble fast, this is the way!