Imagine a ladder.
Now imagine that the rungs of the ladder represent our prayers. The bottom rung would be prayers such as, “Lord, help me to get a close parking spot.” Or, “Lord, please help me to not be late to work.”
As you go up the ladder, the rungs represent prayers that are closer to our hearts, such as, “Lord, help my brother come to know You.” Or, “Lord, keep my teenager safe as she is driving.”
Think about the top rung. What is that prayer for you? The one that sometimes hurts to pray. Is it for the cancer not to return? Is it for a hurting marriage?
Now I want you to think about the times God has answered your prayers. What are the most-recent 10 prayers He has answered? Was it for favor at work? Was it to pass a test?
Think about that top rung again. Is it too big for God?
“The Lord answered Moses, ‘Is the Lord’s arm too short? Now you will see whether or not what I say will come true for you’” (Numbers 11:23, NIV).
God is able to meet any need you are facing: healing, provision, restoration. We serve a God who created the universe, and nothing is too big for Him.
As you go through your week, when Satan tries to tell you your problems are too big, remind him that you are a child of the living God (Hosea 1:10). You were bought at a high price (1 Corinthians 6:20) and you are precious in His sight (Isaiah 43:4). God hears your prayers, and He answers them.
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. — Psalm 34:17, NIV
Prayer: Lord, we pray for those in our midst who are hurting. You know their prayers; You know their hearts. We pray that today they would see Your hand moving in their situations. You are a God who hears us. Thank You for answered prayer.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Becky Hammitt is a sponsor and donor relations assistant at the Global Ministry Center in Colorado Springs, Colo.
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