Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate. Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach. For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.
Select a thought to read by choosing a collection, the month, and then the day:
“About four years ago, I put a piece of notebook paper in my Bible on which to write down things said during the meetings that really stood out to me.”
“Never quit praying until you get what you want from God.”
Jesus told a parable which made the point that “men ought always to pray and never to faint.” It is good to persevere in prayer for the things God has promised His children.
Paul prayed three times for God to take away his “thorn in the flesh”. When God refused, saying only “My grace is sufficient for you; my strength is made perfect in weakness”, Paul was satisfied. He was satisfied with God’s clear answer, and he began to rejoice in the very thing that he used to pray about. He felt that just to hear from God was such an honor that whatever God said to him was good enough.
In his old age, my father was going through a time of suffering and was praying with the saints for healing. I heard him say, “Heal us, God, or tell us why not.” He would have been satisfied with any clear answer from God. That prayer from my father reminded me of Paul, who was praying for deliverance but was completely satisfied with another response – because it came from God.
Always pray. God will answer in His time. Jesus said so. But while you are praying, ask for the faith to believe and be satisfied with whatever God says.