Resting In Jesus - Part 2
Jesus promised: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you (Matthew 7:7). When we pray and ask God for things in our life to come to pass, we should rest in Him. However, sometimes doubts run wild in our minds and we questioned the existence and intentions and of God: “God, are you real? Then why aren't you answering my prayers?”
Sometimes, it is not that God doesn't accede to our request. It was the doubts that stop the prayer from being answered. When we keep doubting and doubting, constantly thinking of possible outcomes, we become blinded to the initial outcome that we desired for. Instead of hoping for the answer to our prayer, we are too focused on the outcome that was not even purposed for. The answer to our prayers resulted from the strong focused unintended outcome.
We should believe that God's word is forever settled in heaven (Psalm 119:89). Doubting is like undoing the promises that Jesus initially spoke about, because when He spoke: “I have good plans for your life” (Jeremiah 29:11) and doubts begin to rise in your heart, it is as good as Jesus not mentioning His promises at all.
Doubts arose due to us being too dependent on our flesh. Paul, the apostle, stated that anyone who is in Christ is a new creation (2 Corinthians 5:17). Though we are still in the flesh form, we are new in Christ. This is why we must die to flesh every day (Romans 6:6), because we know that staying in the flesh means staying conformed to the worldly body.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.Psalm 73:26 (NIV)
Doubting won't lead you to the answers of your prayers. Fully trust and believe that Jesus will supply today!