Asking for an Answer

9 Jun

doorI’ve been “stuck” in Matthew for the last 2 days, but God has been giving great strength from His Word! I was so blessed by a few familiar verses in chapter 7! 

 “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:

For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?

Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?

If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?”    Matthew 7:7-11 

In verse seven, Jesus promises us an answer when we ask! But wait… why then are their sicknesses that remain uncured, relationships that remain in need of restoration, gifts asked for that have yet to be given? Would that not mean that his promise has been broken?

At first, it may seem like that is the case! But read on… verse 11 tells us that He gives “good things” and who better to know what is good for the creation than the Creator, Himself? When we ask, He “remembereth that we are dust”(Psalm 103:14) and therefore knows that sometimes instead of changing the situation we are the ones in need of changing! He answers! He answers every time, but it’s just that sometimes the answer isn’t what we expected!

But being the loving Father that He is, He never sends His children away empty handed! “Everyone that asketh receiveth!”Sometimes, we receive a trusting heart to endure the trial we asked would be taken away. Sometimes, we may recieve grace to overcome the sin that is tempting us. Even the Apostle Paul sought for his “thorn” to be removed only to get a different answer! (2 Corinthians 12:7-10)

Yes, when we ask, He ALWAYS answers! 🙂 Although the door we’ve asked to be opened remains closed, He has answered. He has answered, and we can trust His answer.

“We trust Him, and sin dies; we love Him, and grace lives; we wait for Him, and grace is strengthened; we see Him as He is, and grace is perfected forever.” ~ Charles Spurgeon


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