"Then his wife asked him, "Do you still have your integrity?" I will curse God and die "Job 2:9-10
God established prayer as a form of communication between Himself and His covenant people. During His lifetime, our Lord Jesus Christ prayed and taught His disciples how to pray (Matthew 14:23, Matthew 6:9-13). Today, as His disciples, we pray with the confidence in His promise in Matthew 21:22: “And everything ye shall ask for in prayer, believing, ye shall receive.”
The fact that our Lord prayed all night demonstrates the importance of prayer (Luke 6:12). He revealed to us in Matthew 17:21 that some obstacles in life cannot be solved without passionate prayers and fasting, and that God's attitude and reaction to prayer varies depending on who is praying. According to 1 Peter 3:12, “For the Lord's eyes are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their requests; but the Lord's face is upon those who do evil.”
Only those who are in right standing with God should anticipate answers to their prayers, according to this Scripture. I beg you to dedicate your life to Jesus now if you have not yet received the gift of righteousness that comes from being born again. In Jesus' name, I ask that every request you make to God will be fulfilled by fire starting today.
Despite the evident power of prayer and the numerous examples of answered prayer in the Bible, certain circumstances threaten our very survival and break the foundation of our faith, leading us to plead to God in defeat. A defeatist prayer is one that is said with the expectation of impending failure, a sense of pessimism, and a surrender to fate. Defeatist prayers are based on the conviction that God cannot interfere in the current circumstance.
In Jesus' name, may you never doubt God's power to save you in times of distress. Job's situation had deteriorated to the point where he was given the defeatist alternative of cursing God and choosing death in Job 2:9. Similarly, Elijah's life was endangered by a wicked queen named Jezebel after great accomplishments for God were followed by victories and celebrations. He was so depressed that in 1 Kings 19:4 he prayed this defeatist prayer:
“........Enough is enough; now, O Lord, take my life from me; for I am not better than my fathers.”
In the same way, when the Lord left Samson, he lost everything, including his eyesight, and he began grinding corn for his captors. Because of this, he prayed a defeatist prayer in Judges 16:30, stating, "Let me die with my foes." I implore you to never pray a defeatist prayer to God, regardless of what you are going through. Remember that your faith is strengthened as it goes through fire, even if it isn't easy. As a result, have faith in God and cling to Him. Please don't lose faith in God!
In Jesus' name, Father, please don't let my faith falter in the face of adversity.
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