“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” (John 15:7)
Our loving Father desires a relationship with us. He is our God, our Abba Father (Daddy), and our friend. When we are hurting and broken, we can go to Him with confidence that He will comfort us and never leave our side. Have you ever gone to somebody for comfort when you were hurting only to have them tell you, “It’s OK, don’t cry. You must be strong?”
Friends, that’s not much comfort. When my children were small and would come to me with a broken heart, I would hold them tight in my arms and continuously whisper in their ears how much Daddy loved them. I usually held them until they felt better. They always knew they could come to me if they were hurting and I would be there for them. That’s a small example of the insurmountable love God has for you. He knows you personally! He knows your name!
His Word tells us that if we will remain in relationship with Him, we can ask Him for anything and He will do it. The “remain in me” part is to increase our faith. We don’t have to convince God by praying more, but instead convince ourselves by believing His every Word.
Need a job promotion? Hungering for a relationship? Need help with a test? Praying for a financial miracle? The answer is in this verse, His promise. Spend time with Him, read His Word, worship Him, choose to be thankful, and BELIEVE.
He WILL answer your prayers. That’s His promise. Faith means that we believe that His Word is true.
“Those who have faith are blessed.” (Galatians 3:9)
We don’t love Him for what He can do for us, but instead we love Him for who He is… We love Him because He first loved us; and because we have a relationship with our Father, His Word promises He WILL answer our prayers. What a package deal!
“The Lord is faithful to ALL His promises and loving toward all He has made.” (Psalm 145:13)
Choose to remain in His presence in the good times AND the storms. He will NEVER leave you!
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you, oh Lord, are with me.” (Psalm 23)
I have learned in my walk with God over the years that He’s faithful and always answers my prayers! He’s my Abba Father (Daddy) and loves me unconditionally! I’ve learned that what he does for another, He will do for me! I’ve chosen to live with the “Joy of the Lord.”
Be encouraged as you pray! His promises are true! Your answers are coming!
Prayer changes EVERYTHING!
Jesus is THE answer! Jesus is YOUR answer!