Backing Prayer with Faith
Do you back your prayer with faith?
When you pray, do you trust God for the answer or the healing? Do you continue on in peace knowing that He’s working everything to your good, even if it doesn’t look or feel like it? Or, do you pray and continue to worry, stress, and complain that nothing is getting better?
Are you wondering where your healing is? Are you wondering if it’s even possible for the situation your praying over to be resolved?
It’s time to pray with faith. Here is some encouragement on how to do so and helpful scriptures to remember.
Pray without doubting
Whether we want to admit it or not, sometimes we pray while doubting. When a situation looks impossible to fix, it’s easy to doubt that it’ll get worked out. When we spend years praying for healing without seeing results, we doubt that the healing will happen. We start to question ourselves and God. What am I doing wrong? I must be doing something wrong. God, do you hear me? Am I supposed to bear this forever? Maybe I’m not meant to be healed.
Friends, when we pray, we need to believe, really believe, that the situation will work out or that the healing is going to happen.
“But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.” James 1:6
Let Go of Worrying
We tend to also tack on worry to our doubts. What if the situation gets worse? What if it can’t be fixed? What am I going to do? How can I get through this? What if I’m never healed?
Does worrying ever make a situation better? No.
Does worrying make you feel better? No.
Anxiety is on the rise in today’s society. We spend too much time worrying, even about little things. Let’s stop giving in to worry and have faith it will be okay. The Bible tells us not to be anxious.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
Know that Everything is Possible
It’s time to stop doubting, stop worrying, and know that everything is possible when we pray. Everything.
It doesn’t matter how messed up things look. It doesn’t matter what the doctors say. It doesn’t matter how long you have been fighting this battle. Our God is willing and able to work all things together for our good.
We may not see how. We may not know when. That’s okay. It’s our job to have faith. Believe that everything is possible.
“…Everything is possible for him who believes.” Mark 9:23
Start praying with faith!