Young Faith and Answered Prayers

1 Peter 5:7 says Casting the [a]whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, [b]once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you [c]watchfully. 

I have always told my boys that God cares about everything in our lives.  EVERYTHING!  Not just the big moments but all the moments, all the trials (no matter the size), all the ups and downs that we experience He wants to be a part of them.  God is always there to help us.  I have shared several instances with my boys about how God has answered prayers for me concerning things that I have misplaced and really needed to find over the years.  I have searched and searched for things and in my own strength find nothing but when I remember that God wants to help me and I put my faith in Him and pray the results are always much different. 

Mark 11:22-24 says
22 And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].
23 Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him.
24 For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
A few weeks ago my oldest son that had been entrusted with a set of house keys lost them.  He has had them for over a year now and has done so well to always keep up with them but suddenly they were gone.  We looked, he looked, I looked.  Inside, outside, in buildings, cars, the house, furniture - everywhere we could think of.  We called Grandparents to see if possibly they had been left at their homes and still nothing.  So, I told Joey that unless he found his keys we would have to replace locks on our doors because I didn't like the idea of a set of keys just floating around out there somewhere.

A while later I heard our side door close and so I walked down the hallway to see who was coming or going and there standing just inside the door grinning from ear to ear and holding his set of lost keys in his hand was my handsome 15 year old son.  He said that after I told him we would have to replace the locks on the house he remembered what I had told him and he decided to pray.  He prayed "God, I really don't want my parents to have to replace all the locks on the house I just need to find my keys.  Will you please help me remember where I had them last?"  Then he said he had this overwhelming sense of urgency to go out to his daddy's vehicle and look, so he did and that is where he found his keys.  We rejoiced and Praised Our Heavenly Father together for helping with this small thing in reality but a big thing to us. 
Not only did he use his faith and pray but he listened to that small still voice deep down inside and that is when he got the answer to his prayer. 

I have encouraged many people over the years to pray and trust God even in the small things and as a result I have heard several Praise Reports.  Your answer doesn't always manifest immediately but God will help you if you just put your faith in Him, trust him and Pray and then be quiet a while and listen for your answer. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh how I love this. God cares about the littles and bigs in our days.

    Thanks bunches for splashing with us and linking up. Every Monday, I post on Momma Notes. And as always, it is a joy to have you join us. Just moms. Sharing our notes. Creating a melody.


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