June 9 Faith for Difficult Circumstances

And take your father and your households, and come unto me: and I will give you the good of the land of Egypt, and ye shall eat the fat of the land. Genesis 45:18

When we pray God’s Word in faith, things that have been

bound up will suddenly be released. You will say, “But I have been trying to accomplish that for ten years!” Yes, but you hadn’t prayed according to God’s Word and trusted God’s faithfulness until now. Belief will open doors that hard work can’t unlock.

God says if you believe Him, He will give you the best. At your workplace, God may first put you in a lesser position to check your attitude. He may keep you there to develop your character until you qualify, when God will say, “It’s time to move up!” Even if people try to thwart you, prayer will foil their plans. Expect God to act and look for the fulfillment of the promise—or it may pass you by.

The local church in Jerusalem met and prayed for Peter when he was imprisoned for preaching the gospel, and an angel delivered him from prison. Peter knocked on the door of a house where many of the believers were praying. When they saw Peter, they were astonished, even though they had been praying for his release.

I believe they were astonished because they didn’t really believe in the power of prayer, they didn’t believe God could deliver Peter from his very difficult circumstances, and they didn’t believe God could answer prayer that quickly.

Are you facing difficult circumstances? Do you expect God to deliver you, or are you thinking along the same lines as those who prayed for Peter? God is able to answer your prayer, and He is able to answer quickly—in any situation.

Prayer: Father, I bring my difficult circumstances before. You right now. Thank You that You have promised to hear and answer our prayers. I trust You and Your faithfulness for the answer. In Jesus’ name, amen.

Thought: Belief will open doors that hard work cannot unlock. Reading: 2 Kings 7–9; John 1:1–28; Acts 12:1–16

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