You ever hear the story about the farmers that all prayed for rain? They prayed and begged God to send rain for their crops that were dying. If they didn’t have rain very soon, the crops would fail and they would starve. On Sunday, everyone filed in for church, but only one little girl had brought an umbrella.
This illustration has been used many times to show how Christians can ask God for things, but then not expect Him to provide. James 1:6-7 states, "But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering. For he that wavereth is like a wave of the sea driven with the wind and tossed. For let not that man think that he shall receive any thing of the Lord."
God promises us that if we pray in faith, for things that are in His will, then He will answer us. Honestly, if you dont believe that God will do anything at all, then you are wasting your breath. We must ask God for help in our circumstances believing that God will answer. God may not always answer the way we want, but He will always answer.
Let’s ask God for help while standing in faith. God promises to answer our prayers, but we must pray in faith. Oh, and you can pray for faith! Don’t hesitate to ask God to help you. (
"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to him that believeth. And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief." – Mark 9:23-24
"And all things, whatsoever ye shall ask in prayer, believing, ye shall receive." – Matthew 21:22