Don’t let the circumstances steal your hope and faith


Lord surprise me Don’t let the circumstances that you go through steal your hope and faith Lift up your eyes and say “Lord surprise me“* He is God.

And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying “Oh that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain”. So God granted him what he requested.

1 Chronicles 4:10
We serve a God who can see, He sees our problems and sufferings, who can hear, He hears our cries and answers our prayers. The above scripture portion tells us that Jabez mother named him Jabez which means born in pain, but Jabez knew the living God. If you know, follow and walk with God, it is more than enough (no matter what others call you) God can change your life in such a great way that the people who criticized and humiliated you will come searching for our God.

Prayer is man speaking with God, prophecy is God speaking with man. The man made lifeless and powerless gods (idols) of this earth have no ability and power to answer prayers and perform miracles, instead of they working for us, we will have to work for them, we have to clean them, paint them, offer flowers and burn candles for them, If they are really God then they should work for us.

The Bible is full of instances where men and women of God have prayed to the living God in times of trouble and received instant answers to prayers and instant miracles. One of the attributes of our God is that, He is a prayer answering God. Prayers don’t change God, He is always a prayer answering God, it changes the person who prays, it makes us humble and depend on God for anything and everything. The proud will never pray to God they will try everything in their own strength and when they fail and fall then they will turn to God for help. It is wisdom to turn to God immediately in our problems for help.

There is power in prayer Hagar an Egyptian woman turned to God for when her child Ishmael was dying, God preserved his life and turned him into a great nation. Samson in his last moments of life prayed to God for help and God strengthened him and he killed more enemies than in his entire life time, had he prayed to God to spare his life and kill his enemies, God would have heard his prayer spared his life and killed only his enemies (always pray with wisdom). Lazarus was dead and gone stinking in his grave for four days, he had no faith, his sister’s Mary and Martha who were alive had no faith they believed that their dead brother will rise in the resurrection at the last day, but Jesus had faith He went to Lazarus grave and said ” Father, I thank You that You have heard Me, And I know that You always hear Me ” and He cried with a loud voice ” Lazarus come forth ” and he who had died came out bound hand and foot with grave clothes, only Jesus can turn your grave clothes into garments of praise.

Beloved even if you lose anything and everything on the face of this earth, never lose faith and hope in God and never lose the habit of praying to God, one small prayer of faith can change your sad story make it history and give you brand new beginnings. The secret to receive answers and miracles from God is to pray for others when Job prayed for his friends he got back double for all his trouble.

Ask, and it will be given to you, seek, and you will find, knock and it will be opened to you.

For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Matthew 7:7,8.
Yet you do not have because you do not ask.

James 4:2.
Heavenly Father thank You for the word, thank You Jesus for interceding and praying to the Father on our behalf, give us the grace to always look to You in prayer in every times and seasons of our lives, thank You for the answered prayers and miracles in our lives and thank You in advance for all the answered prayers and miracles that You are about to perform in everyone’s lives in Jesus name we ask and pray.
Amen and Amen

“You have turned my grave clothes into garments of praise”
“You have turned my mourning into dancing”

Thank You Jesus
God loves you
Blessings

Alfred Joseph
Hyderabad Telangana India
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