We hear that no problem is too large for God to solve and we are encouraged to pray that the problem be solved. If God is the God we claim Him to be then that action would be correct and in my opinion He is and it is.
However there are many that would say a small problem is rather silly to pray about. If you lose your keys should you bother God with such a small problem? If you did would He tell you where your keys are?
I think God always answers our requests as either yes, no, or later. God has not spoken to me audibly; however I have thoughts that just pop into my mind that in my opinion could only be from God. It makes sense because I have the mind of Christ, the Holy Spirit, in my mind and He is closer than a brother.
We, who know God, know that He has, does, and will do great and wonderful things; things that are so complicated that we do not have the ability to understand, but have you considered that even the small things that He does are too complicated for us to understand?
It is said God knows even the number of hairs on our head. No man knows the number of hairs on anyone’s head. I take the verse as saying that He knows exactly how many hairs are on my head. It is of absolutely no importance to any one exactly how many hairs are on anyone’s head. But God knows not only how many hairs are on my head, but how many hairs are on everyone’s head: at any point in time! Just knowing the number of hairs on one person at one time is quite a feat, but knowing such a small and unimportant detail about everyone is an awesome accomplishment and it defies understanding.
Then we know that God also knows our thoughts and the same things that can be said about our hair can also be said about our thoughts.
God is certainly beyond my understanding.
Well, what I am trying to say, or point out, is nothing is too small to bother God with. When the Bible says ‘pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests’ it means exactly what it says. There is nothing that is too small or to large that it is unimportant to God. It is said that the Devil is in the details, but it is more correct to say God is in the details.
Let me also say; do not lose faith if your request is not granted. God knows whether or not what you ask is the right thing to do. When you ask God for healing either for yourself or anyone else consider Hezekiah, king of Judah. (2 Ki 18:5 NIV) “Hezekiah trusted in the LORD, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him.” (6&7 in part) “He held fast to the LORD and did not cease to follow him; he kept the commands the LORD had given Moses. And the LORD was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook.”
He became ill and God sent Isaiah to tell him to put his house in order, because it was time for him to die. Hezekiah panicked and prayed to God too let him live and God did, but almost everything that Hezekiah did during the extra time given to him was wrong. If you could ask Hezekiah today if he would pray that God’s will be changed or not be done I am sure that he would say that he made a great mistake and is sorry now.
Though I do not think it is wrong to pray about anything I do think it is wrong not to end a prayer with “never the less, Your will be done”.
I do not think Hezekiah changed God’s mind. I think that it was allowed to happen as a lesson to everyone that what ever happens it is the right thing because God is in charge. If we could or should really change God’s mind then we would be the master and He would be the servant.
What do you think?