For all the promises of God in Him are “Yes,” and in Him “Amen,” to the glory of God through us.
— 2 Corinthians 1:20, MEV
Many have not a living faith. This is why they do not see more of the power of God. Their weakness is the result of their unbelief. They have more faith in their own working than in the working of God for them.
Failing to realize their own need, or God’s willingness to give, they do not persevere in keeping their requests before the Lord.
The more earnestly and steadfastly we ask, the closer will be our spiritual union with Christ. We shall receive increased blessings because we have increased faith.
When perplexities arise, and difficulties confront you, look not for help to humanity. Trust all with God. The practice of telling our difficulties to others only makes us weak, and brings no strength to them... We seek the strength of erring, finite man, when we might have the strength of the unerring, infinite God.
We need to have far less confidence in what man can do and far more confidence in what God can do for every believing soul. He longs to have you reach after Him by faith. He longs to have you expect great things from Him. He longs to give you understanding in temporal as well as in spiritual matters.
Take the word of Christ as your assurance. Has He not invited you to come unto Him? Never allow yourself to talk in a hopeless, discouraged way. If you do you will lose much. By looking at appearances and complaining when difficulties and pressure come, you give evidence of a sickly, enfeebled faith. Talk and act as if your faith was invincible. The Lord is rich in resources; He owns the world. Look heavenward in faith. Look to Him who has light and power and efficiency.
Plead for the Holy Spirit. God stands back of every promise He has made. With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as Thou hast said. I present Thy promise, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.”
— Christ’s Object Lessons, p.145-147
Have far more confidence in what God can do. Expect great things from Him. Ask for understanding in temporal as well as spiritual matters.
Take the word of Christ as your assurance. Talk and act as if your faith was invincible.
Plead for the Holy Spirit. God stands back of every promise He has made.
With your Bible in your hands say, I have done as You have said. I present Your promise, “Ask and it shall be given you...”