Have you ever asked God for something and didn’t expect to get it? That’s why you didn’t get it. God works in our lives according to faith. So many times we say, “God, please guide me!” and we walk away not even waiting for guidance. We just immediately start to work. We say, “God, I want you to give me wisdom; help me make the right decision.” But we don’t really expect him to do that. We think it all depends on us. God never makes a bad decision. He never makes a mistake. He says if we trust him and listen to him, he will guide us. But we must ask in faith. -James 1:5-6
Genesis 24:15, 26-27 says “Before he had finished praying, Rebekah came out with her jar on her shoulder…Then the man bowed down and worshiped the Lord, saying, ‘Praise be to the Lord … who has not abandoned his kindness and faithfulness.'” Look the story up to be reminded of Abraham’s servant being obedient and putting his faith in God to provide. Before the servant was even finished praying his request to God, God answered the prayer!
“When we ask in faith and in Christ’s name–that is, in oneness with Him and His will–it will be given you,” -John 15:7 Since God’s Word cannot fail, whenever we meet His conditions, the answer to our prayer has already been granted and is complete in heaven as we pray, even though it may not be revealed on earth until much later. When you believe God for a blessing, you MUST have an attitude of faith and begin to act and pray as if the blessing were already yours.”
Don’t pray and then say to yourself, “I hope that gets taken care of,” or “I hope it works out.” Have confidence that “even before you are finished making your request, the Lord has already answered it.” YOU JUST NEED TO WAIT PATIENTLY!
“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this,” -Psalm 37:5 Another way this verse reads is “Open up before God, keep nothing back; He’ll do whatever needs to be done:He’ll validate your life in the clear light of day and stamp you with approval at high noon.” GIVE IT ALL TO GOD! He will sustain you! Trust Him and His works! He will take action once you commit. Commit any burdens of any kind from your hands to His. If you can’t trust after you have given it to Him that it will be taken care of, then He can not do anything.
Your expectation that He will work is the very thing enabling the Holy Spirit to accomplish what you have committed to Him. It is out of your grasp, no more trying to do it yourself! HE WORKS! Take comfort in knowing that and do not try to PICK IT UP AGAIN! Be relieved knowing that He really is at work on your behalf!
Psalm 57:2 says “I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me.” Another translation says, “He will perform the cause I hold in my hand.” So the very thing “I hold in my hand,” my classes today, approval for a home loan, preparing to go home, getting this new home, my finances, “this is what I can ‘cry out’ for Him to do ‘for me’, with the calm assurance He will perform it!”
Have an even greater faith in God!
So you will find favor and good repute In the sight of God and man. Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.…Proverbs 3:4-6