Matthew 21:22 “If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer.”
Do you believe? Because, if you believe, you will receive. If you believe that God is able. If you believe that God is willing. If you believe that God is for you. If you believe that God is good. If you believe that God is … Where do you get tripped up when you pray? What aspect of praying and receiving is hard for you to overcome?
For me, I struggle with believing that God has forgiven me. Because I know I don’t deserve His forgiveness. Therefore, if He hasn’t forgiven me, why should he answer my prayer? Now, intellectually I can tell you that He has forgiven me. I can read it in His Word. And there are times that can feel His forgiveness. But living that out in my daily life is hard for me. I feel like I have to do something to make up for the wrongs I have done. I’m always trying to earn my forgiveness. So, just like this verse says, all I have to do is just believe it and receive it.
What about you? “If you believe …” Are you struggling with believing God today? Let Jesus’ words fill you with faith today. Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26.