Believe God For ‘Good Things’
If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! Matthew 7:11
The cross proves how much God loves you. ‘He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not… freely give us all things?’ (Romans 8:32). And ‘all things’ means all things! If it’s promised in God’s Word, it’s God’s will – so refuse to settle for less. But you must be single-minded in your approach or it won’t work (see James 1:6-8). The psalmist said, ‘One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after’ (Psalm 27:4). Tell God exactly what you want. And if you’re walking in obedience and seeking to please Him, be confident when you come before Him. ‘If our heart condemn us not … we [have] confidence towards God’ (1 John 3:21). But be careful; guilt undermines faith! When you permit sin into your life you become uncomfortable in God’s presence, and it’s hard to believe for the results you want. So deal with it immediately. Miracles happen to the believing – so get back into a position where you can confidently believe God for the thing you need. He hasn’t changed His plans for your life. Circumstances and seasons change, but ‘God’s word of promise… is for ever settled in heaven and is always fulfilled’ (see Isaiah 40:8). Jesus said, ‘How much more shall your Father… give good things to them that ask him.’ Note the words ‘good things’. That sounds like another Bible promise. ‘No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly’ (Psalm 84:11). And if God says no, it’s because it wouldn’t be ‘good’ for you. Trust Him – He has something better in mind for you.
Heavenly Father, help me trust You that You want “good things” for me. Help me submit to Your will. In Jesus’ Name, Amen