“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the
Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.”
And I thought: Jesus Christ seems to be the key and answer. What a blessing.
Then I sat there and thought of what I’ve been praying about. How I don’t know what God is telling me, and where He’s guiding.
As I sat in Panera, I thought-I need to hear You God, I am desperate to hear what You have to say. Please Lord. Show up. Show up and show off.
Then I thought of Jacob in Genesis 32. He wrestled with God, and would not let Him go until He blessed him. I related. I wanted to get alone with the Lord, and stay until I heard Him speak. So I decided to do exactly that.
This is what I’ve pieced together. May it be Spirit led. I myself am working on realizing and claiming it.
Help me Lord, I pray.
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for
them by My Father in heaven.”
I have that. Right now I have dear people praying for and with me. Asking for wisdom and to hear Him and His will.
Which brings me here:
1 John 5:14-15
“And this is the confidence that we have toward Him, that if we ask anything according to His
will He hears us. And if we know that He hears us. And if we know that He hears us in
whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of Him.”
So, we agree, and will have what we ask for. If we ask according to His will, He will do that for us.
“…making known to us the mystery of His will.”
He reveals His will to us.
That we may pray for it and it will be done.
And for the times we’re unsure what His will is or can’t hear…
“Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we
ought, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groaning too deep for words. And He
who searches hearts knows what is in the mind of the Spirit because the Spirit intercedes
for the saints according to the will of God.”
Even if we can’t pray…
or don’t know how to pray, what to say, the Spirit prays on our behalf, the deep groaning of our hearts. Our prayers, His voice. And He prays in line with God’s will. Refer to verse #2, 1 John 5:14-15, if He does that, we will have what He-on our behalf-requests.
Then we have the assurance of verse #5:
“…according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will.”
He will work things to His will.
No matter what His will, what He wants and has, will prevail. What a comfort. Especially when you see…
“…what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”
That’s His will for us. It’s going to be awesome!
So we can know that:
“We know that for those who love God all things work together for good.”
Double assurance: His will is good and perfect, and it will prevail. And everything is going to work out for good for us!
How can we know this will happen?
What assurance do we have?
Why should we trust God, His promises and words?
1 Thessalonians 5:24
“He who calls you is faithful; He will surely do it.”
1 Corinthians 1:9
“God is faithful, by whom you were called into the fellowship of His Son, Jesus Christ our
(Jesus Christ again ;) )
2 Timothy 2:13
“If we are faithless, He remains faithful-for He cannot deny Himself.”
Even if I have no faith, no belief, He will always be faithful.
“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is
What a precious reminder and promise.
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and
steadfast love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, to a thousand
A new one to me, but a favorite already.
How can’t we trust these words?
“Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.”
Trust Him lovelies!
What do we do now?
In the meantime, and always.
“For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end- it will not lie. If it seems
slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.”
“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has great reward. For you have
need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what
“I believe that I shall look upon the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living!
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
So, I will:
“I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in His word I do hope. My soul waits for the Lord
more than those who watch for the morning-yes, more than those who watch for the
While I do this:
“But those who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings
like eagles; they shall run and not weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might He increases strength.”
“…let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.”
That we may claim
2 Timothy 4:7
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
For this promise…
2 Timothy 2:12a
“If we endure, we will also reign with Him.”
In all that, with all that, I end with this, my hope and prayer…
“Then I would listen to His reply and understand what He says to me.”
I’m praying…and trusting…and waiting…and enduring…He will answer me. And His will, will prevail and it will be good.