When we pray we have to be confident that God will answer our prayers.
Asa the fifth King of the House of David was zealous in his worship of God. Asa encountered an enemy he knew he could not defeat without the intervention of God. Zerah the Ethiopian along with a powerful army of thousands of soldiers came to do battle with Asa. The army of Zerah outnumbered the army of Asa more than two to one and Asa knew that with an army of that magnitude he would be defeated. So what did he do ? He humbled himself went to the Lord and asked for help saying “This is too big for me but I know that they are not too big for you and you will not let this army of mere mortals defeat you.” Asa was right God did not let the army of Zerah the Ethiopian prevail. Zerah and his army were sorely defeated, ran from the presence of Asa and they were slaughtered and destroyed.
2Ch 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let no man prevail against thee.2Ch 14:12 So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
Regardless to how big you are, how wise you are and how strong you are sooner or later you will encounter an enemy who is too big for you. It may not be a physical enemy it could be a spiritual enemy or a combination of the two. So what do we do when we encounter an enemy who is too great for us to handle? We do exactly what Asa did we take it to the Lord, humble ourselves and ask God to help us to overcome our enemy. When we go to God we have to be cognizant of what the word of God says.
Mark 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
In order for us to receive whatever it is that we pray for we have to believe that we will receive it. Don’t doubt God. You have to be confident that not only is God able to do it but you have to believe that God will do it and He will do it for you
Rev. Olivia T. Hines