New Jerusalem Baptist Church
The Church Where Everybody is Somebody and Christ is Lord
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Have you ever asked the question, why hasn’t my prayer been answered? Why sometimes it seems as if God ignores us when we pray to Him. Many have prayed for God to intercede and solve the problem with which they are struggling. Sometimes God‘s answer is in the silence. Even when we feel that God is not answering our prayers, just know God is a God of love. The Bible tells us He loves us: John 3:16. '"For God so LOVED the world" and Jeremiah 31:3, "I have loved thee with an everlasting love."
God created us and knows everything about us, more than we know ourselves. He knows what is best for us, and what would not be good for us. Just like children, sometimes we asked for things that would not be good for us, or would harm us. For good reasons parents do not always give their children what they ask for when they ask for it. Parents give them what is best for them just like our heavenly father. We are God’s children and He gives us what is best for us, and at a time when it is best for us.
The Bible says, “Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need” (Hebrews 4:16). Remember that we have the privilege of coming to God only because Jesus Christ died for our sins. Have you given your life to Him? If not, let your first prayer be one of confession, repentance, and faith then ask the Lord Jesus Christ to come into your heart and life as your Lord and Savior.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK IN THE LORD!