1 Corinthians 1:9 (KJV) 9 God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.
The bottom line is that God is faithful—no matter what! That’s because it’s His nature. Just as we are human beings with certain attributes, one of God’s attributes is that He is faithful, faithful, faithful. If you ever lose sight of this, it will open the door for fear to come in and fear, as you know, will negate your faith. That’s not a place you ever want to be.
Having said that, why do people judge God’s faithfulness by what they see with their five physical senses? If they see something bad happen, they either think God had something to do with it—having some redemptive idea in mind, or they think that He didn’t answer their prayers. Both of these notions are wrong.
Whether or not anyone ever does anything right, does not change God. He’s the same yesterday, today and forever!
Hebrews 13:8 (KJV) 8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
So, you’re probably wondering why it seems that some prayers get answered and some don’t. That’s a good question. Let’s go to God’s Word and see what He has to say about it.
1 John 5:14-15 (KJV) 14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:
15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
1 – God said that if we ask according to His will, he hears us.
2 – Then if we know that He hears us, we have the petitions we desire.
Now, let’s look at number one. If we ask according to His will, He hears us. That’s where most of the problem lies. People don’t ask according to God’s will because they don’t know His will. But His will is easy to know – His Word is His will! However, if you don’t know the Word of God, you’re at a loss!
That’s why it behooves us to get into God’s Word and study it to find out what His will is. Then when we pray according to His will, we know that He hears us. And if we know that He hears us, it’s a given that we will get the desired results.
Being a believing Christian and a doer of the Word, takes time and effort. Many people don’t want to put in the time and effort. They want someone else to do their praying for them and get their results. That’s not how it works. Following God and being a doer of the Word is the only way to live victoriously in this life. But it’s worth every minute!
James 1:25 (KJV) 25 But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.
Having done what the Word says in I John 5:14-15, we can be assured that God will be faithful to answer our prayers. He always answers prayers prayed in faith.
Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) 6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Romans 3:3 (KJV) 3 For what if some did not believe? shall their unbelief make the faith of God without effect?
2 Timothy 2:13 (KJV) 13 If we believe not, yet he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.
God loves us and He’s faithful; faithful, faithful – now and forever!