God’s Sovereign Will Is Experience In Prayer
1 John 5:14-15
This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.
Does it ever feel like prayer is a waste of time? You wonder to yourself if prayer really works? Sometimes Satan’s lies are so loud in our ears and hearts, it’s hard to experience God’s truth in prayer.
But according to these two verses, prayer is effective because it’s led by the Holy Spirit. Answered prayers, healings, and miracles are based on God’s sovereignty. He is all powerful and all knowing. His will is what will take place. The blessings come from Him working through and in us.
Remember when you were young and in a crowd. All you could see was the backs of people’s legs at events like parades and concerts. Prayer is like asking your heavenly Father to put you on His shoulders, so you can see what he sees. This knew perspective allows us to know what to pray for, and just like a child trusts the safety of the father’s shoulders, our faith in the Lord, means we can be at peace, even when things get hectic in the crowd. We know He has us, and our vision is clear.
The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
11 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations. 12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
God is in charge and God is good. That means that He can redeem even the worst of situations we find ourselves in. If God is Sovereign, then why Pray? We pray so that we can get a better look at what’s happening in our world. Our prayer lives will be much more effective if we will spend the majority of our time listening instead of talking.
Do you trust yourself or God more when it comes your situation? What is the Holy Spirit saying to you through these scriptures?