Jeremiah 29:11-14 (2013.10.6)
God is omniscient and omnipotent. Among uncountable blessings that God provided us, the best blessing is that we can lay our impossibilities down before God and resolve them. Men want to be happy and live forever though they cannot. That’s the limit of entire human race. God promised that he will help us whenever we ask Him our impossibilities through prayer. Our pleading to God is not from our wisdom but from God’s grace. God volunteered to help us. When the people of Israel were in slavery in Babylon, God understood their suffering and told them to pray to Him (Jeremiah 29:11-14).
God deeply understands each of everyone’s pain. But he can heal their pain only when they lay it down before God through prayer. We should understand that prayer is the absolute procedure to meet with God and be freed from impossibilities (Jeremiah 29:12-13). Though Elijah was a man just like us having same nature of us, his earnest prayer stops rain for 3 and half years. Again he prayed, and the heaven gave rain and life on earth (James 5:17-18).
Therefore, James said “Anyone in trouble or in sickness shall pray because prayer in faith heals the sick (James 5:13-15).” The prayer in faith means trusting God believing that our almighty God promised us to answer. And it means close relationship between God and us, as close as receiving answers from Him.
Lazarus in Bethany got sick even to the point of death. That time, Jesus said “Our friend Lazarus” because Lazarus had built relationship with Him well (John 11:11). When Jesus was on the earth, He removed all kinds of problem whenever people ask Him and seek Him.
Therefore, prayer is a way to meet with God and to find answer of our suffering. Living in the world that is filled with limit, the greatest grace and happiness is that we can believe in God and pray to Him who can help and work for us. The prayer is the greatest inheritance and bless upon us. No matter how serious it is or how many times we ask, God is graceful enough to generously give us without finding fault (James1:5).
The prayer enables God to help our issues. Prayer builds new relationship with God. But we easily forget prayer, the greatest blessing. Then we have to remember when our omniscient and omnipotent God who has no need cried to Israel people “Pray, I will help you”. He was eager to help them for they were in slavery in Babylon living in pain (Jeremiah 29:11-12).
Dear saints, God still speaks to you. “Please ask whatever you need in my name, I will do it (John 14:13-14)” We should be desperate before God for we have problem to solve. But our God of Love keeps urging us to pray for His help. Jacob could be dead by his brother’s sword. But his earnest prayer kept his life.
Dear saints, please don’t give up. You prayer means you did not gave up receiving God’s help. God does not overlook his children’s prayer because He commanded us to pray. The prayer is conquering answer like fighting on battle.
Dear all of you please lay down your problem to be freed from pain. Don’t hold on today’s problem to next day. God told us to pray in loud voice. He told us to seek Him and His answer. Please make up mind to resolve your prayer subjects through promise of almighty God. He promised us to answer our prayer. Prayer is the absolute request of God upon us.