Did you bring your umbrella?

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


One thought on “Did you bring your umbrella?

  1. Praise God for His mercy to us, that He hears and answers our prayers. I am reminded of the church praying for the release of Peter from jail and when Rhoda told them he was at the outer door they didn’t believe her, even mocking her, saying it was his angel. However, God did hear and answer their prayer, miraculously releasing Peter from prison. Acts 12
    Thank God that He also blesses us with faith in response to our request. Jesus said that if we have faith as a mustard seed we can say to the mountain be removed and placed into the sea and it will be done. We can expect God to do mighty things in response to our prayers for His work in this world. God bless you:)

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