How Does Jesus Answer Prayer?

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The people of Gennesaret saw that a man was healed just by touching the hem of Jesus’ garment. In other places and times, some, like a leper, were healed when He touched them with His hands (Matthew 8:1-3). Others, like the servant of a centurion, were healed when Jesus just spoke the word (Matthew 8:5-13).

We can imagine how some people might have wanted to reduce Jesus’ ministry to a formula. If they would have studied His ministry, however, they would have realized that Jesus Himself was the key. He healed people in many different ways.

Instead of having people focus on a formula, Jesus wanted them to look to Him for their answers. He wanted them to realize that He was God, with the power to open the eyes of the blind…bring the dead to life…to perform miracles and do the impossible.

Today, Jesus works the same way. He knows every need. He knows each of us by name, and knows every one of our problems.

Jesus is “THE way,” but He doesn’t always answer our prayers or meet our needs in the same way. He wants us to know that He can work in our lives through a variety of different methods.

He looks for people with faith, who know that “without faith it is impossible to please Him” and that He rewards those who seek Him (Hebrews 11:6).

What problems do you face today? Remember that Jesus is with you, right now. He’s waiting to hear from you. Don’t try to guess what He might do or how He might help you. And don’t be disappointed if He doesn’t do things the way you expect.

Have faith in Him, and never doubt.