Perhaps, you have heard some people make these statements: “Because of the economic downturn I lost my job. I don’t know what I’ll do for income.” “I’ve lost my investments in the stock market, so now I don’t have any savings for the future.” “We don’t have money to continue our mortgage payments, so we had to foreclose on our house.” “Our hearts are grieving because of the loss of a loved one.” “I had surgery to remove a cancerous tumor. Now the cancer has returned.”
We live in difficult days. These and other problems abound, hitting us on all sides. Perhaps you can identify with one or more of the problems mentioned above. You may be facing the most devastating time of your life and you don’t know what to do. But there is something you can do. You can take your problem to God through prayer. God always hears our prayers and answers according to His will—even though they may not be answered the way we anticipated.
Many people in the Bible faced terrible problems, too. When they prayed, God answered and resolved their dilemmas. For example Hezekiah, king of Judah, was deathly ill, and when he prayed God healed him and extended his life. Others in dire circumstances—Peter in prison, David being pursued by enemies, Paul being persecuted—prayed and God answered.
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