What prayers and promises are you still waiting for God to fulfill? God makes big promises but sometimes it takes courage to believe we will see them come true. Faith is believing God is who he says He is and can do what He says He can do. But courage is living, speaking, behaving, and praying in a way that shows we are confident those promises will come true for us. When we make big prayers, we’re not making demands of God or trying to boss Him around, we are just asking to see what He promised come true. When we pray, we need to have confidence that God finishes what He starts. It takes courage to see God’s promises through to the very end.
This week’s verse in context actually recalls Elijah’s prayers as an example of this kind of courageous request.
The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results. James 5:16.
Even as adults this can be one of the hardest parts of our faith. But when we boil it down we have 2 options, 1. Believe God is loving and good as the Word says He is, or 2. Believe God is an indifferent God that does not care for us, our needs and requests, or the promises He has made.
Unanswered prayer can be difficult for us to understand especially when circumstances try to speak a false truth. Courageous Faith chooses to believe that the truth of God’s goodness is greater than the “truth” of circumstances. What are you allowing your heart to believe?
Stay strong and pray courageous prayers.
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