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Whom Will You Call?

Around the house, things usually run pretty well.


The furnace hums along. The vacuum cleaner does its job. But then something breaks down. Whom will you call? Who will be able to fix it well? You ask around. You read some online reviews. You are seeking someone qualified.

           

The question of qualification is important when it’s time to ask for help. Yet with God in heaven, there is no such concern. For we know how capable God is: He is both willing and able to give us all that is good!


Jesus teaches us to end our prayers with an acknowledgement of qualification. For when we are done praying, we conclude,

Yours is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever.

There’s no need to have any doubt about the God before whom we’ve laid all our petitions and requests. For He won’t fail or delay. But He will answer us.


After all, says Jesus, the kingdom is his.


He rules over everything; it’s all under his command. He can order anything to be done for us, and it will be done.


The power is his, too. That means God is almighty; there’s nothing that He can’t do.


And God’s is the glory. In everything He does, He will seek his own praise. If there is something that God can do to bring himself more honour, He will do it, because He is worthy of endless honour. And at the same time, it will be for our good.


No wonder God commands in his Word, “Call to me, and I will answer you” (Jer 33:3). He wants us to pray. And He wants us to know that He will answer. So we can pray with confidence in his ability and goodness.


The prayer of faith will most certainly receive his perfect reply.

           

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Scripture: Isaiah 40:27-31


Prayer: Almighty Father, my King, thank you for your perfect ability to do all things. And thank you for your willingness to hear my prayer in the name of Jesus, and to answer me. Amen.


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