Faith or Fear

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    Most of the time prayer is the last resort. Most Christians turn to God in prayer only after they have exhausted all other resources and are left with no choice other than prayer. At this point, they are praying out to God out of fear of what might or might not happen in their lives. When a prayer is prayed out of fear, then faith is not involved. Faith and fear are polar opposites and do not mix. Prayers are to be prayed in faith believing and trusting in God. James 1:6 says, “But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavers is like the wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive anything of the Lord.” We must always trust that God will answer our prayers in the way that will work out best. We may not always receive what we think we want at the time, but if we trust God He will ALWAYS give us that which is best for us. In order for prayer to be of faith and not fear, we must pray continually (1 Thessalonians 5:17). Prayers should accompany every decision we make in life, every crisis we face, every blessing we receive. Prayer is not rote repetition of words and phrases, prayer is speaking to God from our heart. Prayer is opening up our heart to God, thanking Him for all He has done, and asking Him for that which we want and need.

    I challenge you today. Instead of praying out of fear as a last resort, Trust God to provide you with that which is best for you. Pray in faith knowing that God will provide. Pray often, Pray believing, Pray from the heart.

  • Pray everyday. God will hear you.