In this series of articles we have considered that a person must
be God's child to properly deal with the difficult questions of
life. And as God's child, he must appeal to God's word to answer
life's difficult questions while walking by faith.
In this article I would like for us to consider the necessity of
prayer when answering life's difficult questions.
James said: "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God,
who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be
given to him" (Jas. 1:5). And John said: "Now this is the
confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according
to His will, he hears us. And if we know that He hears us, whatever
we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of
Him" (1 Jn. 5:14-15).
Prayer is a vital component in answering life's difficult questions.
Through prayer we ask God to make us wise to find and understand
the answers to our questions. And through prayer we cast our troubled
hearts upon God.
Times of perplexity bring a heavy weight of uncertainty upon us.
And in these times we should humbly cast our cares upon the Lord.
Peter said: "Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand
of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care
upon Him, for He cares for you" (1 Pet. 5:6-7).
And in these times of perplexity we are often weak thus easy pray
of the devil. Peter continues admonishing the saints saying: "Be
sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about
like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour. Resist him, steadfastly
in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by
your brotherhood in the world" (1 Pet. 5:8-9).
We are not to be carried away with the perplexing questions of
life. Satan uses times of perplexity to tempt us as he seeks to
devour us. We must resist being overcome with uncertainty but be
assured of the things which have been revealed in God's word and
rest in the comfort of God's promises. James said: "Is anyone
among you suffering? Let him pray" (Jas. 5:13).
Finally, notice Peter's prayer for the saints: "But may the
God of all grace, who called us to His eternal glory by Christ Jesus,
after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen,
and settle you" (1 Pet. 5:10).
Should this not be our prayer for ourselves and all the saints?
What else could anyone desire but to be perfect, established, strengthened,
and settled? Indeed, these people rejoice in the Lord.
Paul said:" Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything
give thanks; for this the will of God in Christ Jesus for you"
(1 Th. 5:16-18).
Are you God's faithful child? Are you praying all the time? Are
you giving thanks to God in everything?
If so, you may not know the answers to all of life's difficult
questions. But you can rest in the thought of an eternal home in