12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.
13 And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.(Jeremiah 29: 12&13)
A WORD SHARED BY PASTOR MARVIN SAPP
"PRAY AND SEEK GOD."
Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD. (Psalm 27:14)
God gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak (Isaiah 40:29).
He comforts saying, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”
As mentioned in the above promise of God, God Himself will help you. The Bible says, “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing”
According to the above mentioned Scripture verse, those who seek the Lord will lack no good thing. So cling to Him firmly. When you face problems in your life, just like Esther, seek the face of God. Get into your private room and fast and pray for God to perform a miracle for you. Just like Hannah, the mother of Prophet Samuel, pour your heart at the feet of God
(I Samuel 1:15).
Tell the Lord, “Lord, You are my only way. Please deliver me from this difficult situation.” Then He will certainly grant you His peace just as He did for Hannah
(I Samuel 1:18).
He will also give you the confidence to face all your problems boldly. He Himself will guide you and deliver you. Sometimes, you may even have to fast till you get victory. However, in the end, you will certainly triumph. Presently, the world is moving at a fast pace. Fast food is available everywhere. Although doctors say it is not good for health, people prefer fast food. In the same way, many people do not have the mind to pray for long hours like Lord Jesus. Instead, they pray for a few minutes and are satisfied with that. What a pitiable condition. That is why they are unable to gain victory over their problems.
Isaiah 40:31 states,
“Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Accordingly, through prayer, you must cling on to God. Pray continuously, receive the anointing of the Holy Spirit and get filled with the strength given by God. Then you will not have any fear. When you wait at the feet of God with great belief, the Lord will certainly grant you His wisdom and guide you just as He did for Esther. The Scripture says, “Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD”
Prayer is the only way to gain victory over all your problems, however big they may be. As we read in Jeremiah 33:3,
the Lord will answer your prayer and show you great and unsearchable things which you do not know."