Each New Year, people develop resolutions, or goals they hope to achieve. Some of the most popular resolutions include personal growth, professional advancement, better financial stewardship, and better health and wellness. What if trusting God’s promises topped your list of resolutions? If the promise Jesus introduces in Matthew 7:7-8 was among those you embraced this year, then your life would be unbelievably miraculous!
In these verses, Jesus gives His people an invitation to take Him at His word. He says, “Whatever you ask for, you will receive.” He suggests that if we need something, we don’t have to manufacture it. All we have to do is humble ourselves and ask Him for it. And, the good news is, He’ll do it for us!
This year, I encourage you to trust this promise: if you ask God for it, believing God can, then He will do it! Moses asked God to see His glory (Exodus 33:18), and He saw it. Joshua asked God to keep the sun up (Joshua 10:12), and He did it. Peter asked Jesus for permission to walk on water (Matthew 14:28), and He granted it. What will you request? Whatever it is, just remember that nothing is too hard for God!
Thought to Consider:
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? (Numbers 23:19, NLT)