Mark 11:22-24 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith. Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
How many times do I pray out of habit and routine without believing? This is an amazing promise! Jesus wants us to really believe God. We believed for our salvation but sometimes when we are praying for different things it is easier to doubt than believe.
The truth is that praying for mountains to be removed is not our real problem. We might do that on the very rare occasion but our problem is a more basic one. We pray about our needs but in a whiny voice.
We complain more than we call on God. We may not even do so publicly but in our hearts and in private we feel like God hasnâ€™t done us right.
Here is the promise for us. Believe God. Call out to Him and believe that He will hear and answer prayer. Trust that He really does mean it when He says that we can pray believing and expecting an answer.
What are you facing right now? Are you dealing with issues about the economy? Have you lost your job? You can pray about that and ask God to provide. He will hear and answer.
Are you dealing with a health issue? You can ask God to work in and through this problem and He will.
Why don’t we just test this promise? Take your burdens to the Lord in prayer. Ask and believe then receive. He has over the years done great things in my life. He has answered prayers above and beyond what I believed and would have thought.
I challenge you to go to Him in prayer today. If you are doubting ask Him to help you believe but what ever you do pray.
He is good. He is God. He hears and answers prayer. This is His promise.