Today’s study is based mostly upon Isaiah 14:24, 27’s proclamation that the Lord does what He says He will do and there is nothing and no-one strong enough to stand in His way.
14:24ï»¿ï»¿ The Lord who commands armies makes this solemn vow: “Be sure of this: Just as I have intended, so it will be; just as I have planned, it will happen.
14:27 Indeed,ï»¿ï»¿ the Lord who commands armies has a plan, and who can possibly frustrate it? His hand is ready to strike, and who can possibly stop it?ï»¿
The thing is, I oftentimes overlook that He has answered my prayers. I’m not sure why this is, but it is. I think that it’s easier sometimes to think that prayer isn’t answered or to attribute the results to something else.
The thing is, I need to make a connection between my prayers and their results, in order to a) have my faith grow and b) to praise the God who did answer my prayers. There was an exercise in the study where I had to list my prayers on one side of the page and some recent things that have happened in my life, then connect them to the prayers.
Amazingly, every prayer had an answer and before the exercise, I had only recognized ONE of them! How is that possible? How can I pray for something, then overlook that it has been answered? Very strange.
Blackaby ended the study with this:
If you are not careful, you can leave your place of prayer and never make the connection between your prayer and the events of your day.