Greatness On The Inside
“Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.” 1 John 4:4 (ESV)
We all have been faced with some daunting things in our lives. Some of them we were able to conquer and some were too large for us even to attempt in our own strength. When we are faced with those mountainous moments, we cannot allow the enormity of the mountain to keep us from facing the challenge. In those moments of uncertainty, fear, or doubt, we must remember that what we need to conquer the moment, we already have with God on our side.
God Will Answer
“But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness.” Psalm 69:13 (ESV)
It can be frustrating calling someone when you really need them and they do not answer. Hours can go by before they call you back and it feels like an eternity, but we are relieved when they finally answer. We can also have that feeling of abandonment when we pray and it seems like God does not hear us or He does not want to answer us. It can feel like forever is passing without and answer from God.
“But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea that is driven and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6 (ESV)
A young child will always try to get their way, and they will do this by making sure that they ask the right parent for what they want. Going to the right parent will increase their odds of getting what they are asking for.
“And Simon answering said unto him, Master, we have toiled all the night, and have taken nothing: nevertheless at thy word I will let down the net.” Luke 5:5
There are times on this journey that no matter how much we want to go in the direction that The Lord is leading us, we end up going our own way. There are times when we think we know what we are doing because we have done it so many times before, and we fail to listen or ask The Lord for directions.