Have you prayed about it? About what?
- Whatever you’re worried about?
- Whatever you’re talking about?
- Whatever you’re gossiping about?
- Whatever you’re ranting on Facebook about?
Have you ever stopped to think that maybe there are things in your life that you don’t have, things that haven’t happened or things that aren’t working the way you wish they would simply because you haven’t asked God?
Maybe your day is not going as well as you hoped it would. Have you prayed about it? Perhaps you are sick and longing to be healed. Have you pleaded to God for a cure? It’s possible your marriage is starting to unravel and you don’t know what to do. Have you asked God to intervene? Maybe you have a financial need and you’ve exhausted every resource to meet it. Have you asked God to meet your need?
I’m not advocating that God is some kind of cosmic Santa Claus waiting to deliver the things on our wish list if we sugarcoat our prayers with cookies and milk. But I am suggesting that we often “do not have because we do not ask” (James 4:2). It doesn’t mean that God will always answer our prayers the way we ask them. But it does remind us that when we have a need the first thing we should do is pray about it.
Have you prayed about it?