7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Many times when we are asking for something in prayer and the answer is delayed, we tend to think that it is not God’s will to answer our prayer and we decide to desist in our prayers. However, these thoughts are nothing more than a strategy that the devil uses to steal the blessings that our good Lord is trying to bestow upon us. Jesus gave us a promise which is an unbreakable law in prayer. He told us to ask and it will be given to us. Here we find an affirmation. We are being told that surely, positively, indubitably, infallibly, if we ask, we will receive. If we seek, we will find, and if we call, the door will be opened.
This promise that Jesus gave in Matthew should be the foundation on which we ground ourselves in prayer. If we ask in accordance to this promise, we can have the assurance that we will receive an answer. If we seek, we can have the assurance that we will find, and if we call, we can have the assurance that the door will be opened to us. This promise is the guarantee that God gives us so that we won’t desist in prayer, no matter how long it takes for the petition to be granted. God is faithful to His promises since we know that the Bible states that all of God’s promises are in Him yes and Amen (2corinthians 1:20). Knowing this, we can persevere in faith trusting that He will accomplish that which He has promised.
Moreover, we should keep in mind that God is always going to answer us because we are His children and He is our father. He hears us, takes care of us, and answers us like a Father does his children. He Himself stated that if we, being evil, know how to give good things to our children, how much more good things will He not give us if we ask Him?
Perhaps you might be going through a period of discouragement where you feel disappointed because you have not received the answers to your prayers and it seems like God has forgotten about you. But He has not forgotten. Our father is always willing to hear us and answer us. All we are required to do is believe in faith. Hebrews 11:6 states: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” Therefore, like David said in Psalm 27:14, we encourage you: “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
Josue Yrion Ministries