She didn't feel worthy of praying to God herself, so she came to my office for prayer. The potholes on her road in life were numerous and she knew she needed God's help. Many of her problems had been of her own making so she felt unquailfied to go to him. She wanted me to ask for her. She felt God would hear me better than he would hear her. But she was wrong.
She didn't know that God had already made a statement through Paul in Romans 10:12-13 about this very thing.
God does not meet our needs because of who we are, but because of who He is. "The Lord is rich unto all who call upon Him." What a promise! His wealth of love, compassion, forgiveness, help, strength, wisdom, and all his riches are available to those who call upon him.
Don't waste another minute thinking you somehow don't qualify for God's help because of the messes in your life. "The same Lord over all" includes you! You are invited today to call on him. He waits to hear your voice and to come and save you and meet your needs out of his riches.
Father God, thank you that I can come to you and call upon you, not because of who I am but because of who you are. Thank you that you are the same Lord over all of us and you will show yourself to those who call on you. I cry out to you today to come into my life and my circumstances. Forgive me for messes I have made and meet my needs today out of your rich supply of strength and wisdom. You know what I need today, Lord. Thank you that I can ask because of who you are. In Jesus' name I pray, amen.
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