BIBLE VERSE FOR SATURDAY
Saturday, August 03, 2019
YOUR PRAYER IS HEARD
Do not be afraid, Zachariah's, for your prayer is heard; and your wife Elizabeth will bear you a son, and you shall call his name John.
Perhaps you know those who have become cynical toward Christ because of unanswered prayer. They've been disappointed, and their disappointment has settled into indifference or bitterness. We understand their feelings, but such reactions don't take into account the examples of the Bible. Many biblical heroes grappled with unanswered prayer--Abraham wanting a son; Moses longing to lead Israel out of Egypt, Paul desiring freedom from his thorn; even Jesus asking for the cup of suffering to pass.
God did answer their prayers, just not as they expected. Prayer isn't a matter of getting our wishes fulfilled on earth, but of God's drawing us into His will and working all things for His good.
The angel Gabriel told aged Zachariah's, "Do not be afraid, Zachariah's, for your prayer is heard" What prayer? Years before, Zachariah's and Elizabeth had pleaded earnestly for a child. They had grown into old age thinking God hadn't answered their prayers. But not a syllable of their petitions had been neglected by the Almighty.
Don't worry. God always answers the sincere prayers of His faithful people, though it be at His time, in His way, and for His glory.
Thank you Spark Friends for coming to my blog and posting your comments. Sending God's richest blessings to you and your families so He will show out His Magnificent Love, Comfort and Compassion to you in your good times and in your times of trouble. God will never leave you nor forsake you and He will walk with you leading you down paths of righteousness until you come to be with Him in heaven. God bless you. I am praying for you in Jesus's Most Precious Name. Amen