Monday, November 3, 2014

365 Nuggets Of Gold-19

Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that you would bless me indeed, and enlarge my border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from evil, that it not be to my sorrow! God granted him that which he requested.(1 Chronicles 4:10)

Noticeable in this verse and included in most Bible versions is the word "Oh"....Oh that you would bless me.....and taking Jabez' prayer in to consideration, it seems to be an expression of hoping against hope. Perhaps it was a despair tinged prayer, but a miracle was to follow, for God granted him what he requested. There were many points in his prayer and God heard each one of them and answered.

Perhaps you have been despairing because of multiple problems in your life, and probably you feel that you should not burden the Lord with all your requests, and what he would think of your unending pleas, but be assured this day, that he will listen patiently to all that you have to tell him and answer you as only he can.

Jesus Christ is the same, yesterday, today and forever. He loves you with an everlasting love. God answered the prayer of Jabez; he will answer your's too.

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