A group of expert mountain climbers was attempting to get to the top of the Matterhorn. As they entered one passage, the guide noticed that there were clouds of billowing snow rapidly approaching them as they began to go around a curve.
Quickly he shouted as loud as he could, “Get down on your knees! That's where you will be safe.”
What good advice!
Once David said, “In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; He saved me from all my troubles.”
What we believe about God determines what we include in our prayers. Paul said, “He is not far from any one of us.” If we believe that God is close by and available to us, it becomes natural to turn to Him at any time no matter where we are or what is happening.
Then we need to believe that He is powerful and can make a difference in our lives. Again, hear Paul: “God is able through His mighty power...to accomplish more than we might ask or think.”
Finally, we need to believe we can influence Him. “You don't have because you don't ask,” said James. There are no limits on what we might ask.
Prayer: Lord, we pray with one of Your disciples the simple prayer: Lord I believe. Help my unbelief. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 34:6 This poor man cried out, and the LORD heard him, And saved him out of all his troubles.