Ask in Faith, Expect an Answer!

CBN.comFive Faith-Building Steps To A Powerful Prayer Life

1. Endure: Don’t lose heart. Keep praising God for His goodness. (James 1:1-4)

James encourages us to “consider it all joy” when we encounter trials that test our faith. That may sound difficult. But as we endure these trials, pressing on in faith and believing God has our best interests at heart, we will emerge from the experience “perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” Often, God allows us to go through difficult challenges because those very experiences shape us to receive the answer He has already prepared. Even in the midst of pain, if we can press on — praying, standing on His Word, believing His promises — we will see His goodness bring us to a better place.

2. Stop worrying: Ask God for wisdom concerning your situation. (James 1:5)

God gives wisdom to everyone who asks Him. He gives it generously. He doesn’t think any less of us for asking. In fact, He loves it when we come to Him with our concerns. But the catch is, we have to ask for wisdom to get it. Too many of us reason out problems and come up with solutions on our own — coming to God only as a last resort. God tells us in Jeremiah 33:3, “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” If we come to Him as soon as we encounter difficulties, He promises to give us His perspective on our situation. He can show us ways to deal with our trials that may never have occurred to us.

3. Deal with doubt: Come to God in faith — and expect an answer! (James 1:6-8)

When you ask God for help, remember that He is faithful. When Jesus invited Peter to walk with Him on the water, Peter was able to do it — as long as he kept his eyes on Jesus and focused on his circumstances — looking at the waves around him and the water beneath him, he sank. When you ask God for help, focus on His Word and what He is speaking to your heart to believe for, rather than letting your faith be determined by your situation.

4 Remember: God is not limited by your circumstances. (James 1:9-11)

By the world’s standards, wealthy people have the greatest range of opportunities because they have the resources to make their dreams come true. They can afford the best the world has to offer, and can gain power and influence through their wealth. In contrast, God is not impressed by a person’s wealth, but rather by our willingness to believe Him and by obedience in what He has told us to do. If we are rich in faith, there are no limits to what God can accomplish through us!

5 Persevere: Keep your eyes on God, and thank Him for the victory! (James 1:12)

Through persevering in prayer in each trying situation, praising God and believing in His goodness, we will build the character we need in order to receive all that God has for us without being overwhelmed. And each situation we emerge from in triumph is a small picture of the victory that awaits all believers someday when we receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him!

 

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44 Comments

  • jhen castillo

    yes, i believe that our God is able.. and i’m holding to your promises God, though facing hardship but i know in Gods perfect time he will grant my prayer. God is faithful to us… i love you God, thank you for always reminding me that you are always with me… Give me wisdom Lord to understand and obey your will..I’ll give back the glory, the honor in the name of Jesus!

  • Lhenne

    To GOD be the Glory… Thank you for all the blessings and Answered Prayers… I love you…

  • nayse

    Dear God,
    Salamat sa lahat ng mga sitwasyon na nangyayari sa buhay ko.Kahit minsan hindi ko maintindihan ngunit ako ay nanatiling matapang upang makayanan ko lahat ng pagsubok sa buhay.Sa mga panalangin ko sa iyo Panginoon, ako ay hindi mo pinabayaan at binigyan mo ako ng lakas. Salamat dahil mas lalo akong nagtitiwala sa iyo dahil alam ko na may higit kang plano sa buhay ko.Tulungan mo ako sa lahat ng suliranin ko sa buhay at wag mo akong pababayaan. Salamat.

  • APPLE PERLAS

    Lord God,thank you po s naranasan kong kasagutan ngayon..Iniligtas mo po ako sa isang sitwasyon na maaaring maging dahilan ng di magandang resulta .Salamat Lord ginabayan mo ako at sinabi ko lang po ang katotohonan at ang aking kakayahan para makapag umpisa mkabayad ako ng obligasyon sana po magtuloy tuloy eto at maging maganda at umunlad ako s aking trabaho pr matapos ko po lahat ng obligasyon dpt kong tapusin at harapin.Salamat Lord Love u so much..

  • eunice lardizabal

    amen.. this made my eyes teary .. i believe in You God . i have faith.. and that faith can move mountains..just like what i have read .. faith and prayer is invisible but both can make impossible things visible. to God be the Glory..

  • Marc Ordonez

    The best will always be there for us if we keep our focus and faith in God. He will never leave us.

    • Hi Marc, thank you for visiting our website and for your feedback also. That’s true, it says in His word,”Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith….(Hebrews 12:2). God Bless you more!

  • salamt po sa mga teachings na nababsa q dito, at sa pammagitan ng online program ng 700 club asia, marmi po kayong natutulungan at isa na po aq dun, khit di man linggo linggo nkkdalo ng church, meron po aqng napupnthan na site.sa 3 taon q na pong pamamlagi dito sa midle east, marmi na pong mga pagsubok na dmating sa buhay q at hanggang ngyn nkharap ulit aq sa iba na nmang pagsubok pero hnggang ngyn, di pa rin aq nwawalan ng pg asa dhil may pnnamplataya aq sa Diyos na sa tamang panahon, mapagtatgumpyan q rin ng laht ng ito.ang kulang po sa akin ay ang constant devotion and prayer q sa Lord, pero huminhingi aq sa knya palagi ng kptwaran kung hindi aq araw araw nag woworship at nag dadasal. slamat sa Lord sa patuloy na pag gabay sa aking pamilya, tunay ngang ikw ang aming panginoon sa aming buhay.kelangan po talga nting ituon ang ating paningin at pnanamplataya sa panginoon, sabayan po ntin ng ating mga gawa.huag po tayong magswa na pag aralan ang knyang mga salita at ptuloy po tyong sumunod sa knyang mga kautusan…binbalik q po laht ng papuri sa u panginoon..mabuhay ang 700 club organization.pagpalain po kayo ng lubos.

  • Pls.poh pki pray ang tiyo ko n c mabini tejolan .tulngan poh sna xa bmalik ang laks ng ktawan.paglingin nyo poh xa lord.salamat po.amen…

  • justina mangubat

    amen . to GOD be all the glory..HE is so faithful in my life…pls pray for my son cris marlou mangubat that GOD will touch his heart and give him the courage to strive for his studies..thank you and GOD bless

  • flor sanchez

    thank you CBNasia for all the wonderful message from our LOrd God. Thank you dear God, thank you dear Lord Jesus Christ for not leaving me behind in time of troubles and trials in my life. I know you are always with me to guide me and keep us in good healths and thank you for all the blessings that my family, relatives , neighbors and friends are receiving. THank you so much and I love you

    • To God be all the glory. Thanks Flor for reading this article. The Lord is good and His faithfulness continues through all the generations. We encourage you to call our Prayer Center number 8107717 / 8107176 anytime. God Bless you!

  • Praise you God! Thank you for all the blessings and truly its true that God is faithful to us. He always keep His promise and give the answer of our prayer on time. All we can do is to have FAITH on HIM nothing more nothing less and everything we ask are possible.

  • I watched “Tinig” (The Dulce Story) earlier today. That and this article has encouraged me a lot. My life was changed by a physical condition that started last year, which affected my finances negatively. I will put it all in God’s hands, ask in faith, and expect healing and provision. Please pray with me. Thank you very much. :)

  • Lord, tulungan mo po si Pastor John Gay na mai-accept na po niya ako sa fb at bigyan mo siya ng wisdom sa pagpreach niya sa WithoutWalls Ministries at bigyan mo siya ng wisdom na kapag magkikita kami sa Alabang Town Center kapag magkakausap kami, maging totoo po yung mga sinasabi niya sa akin. Lord, dinadalangin ko rin po na gawin ninyo pong maayos at maganda ang relasyon namin ni Pastor John Gay bilang matalik na magkaibigan. Lord, tulungan mo rin po na mai-process na ni tito Ruel yung Business Visa at makapagshare na yung mga investors niya para makuha na po namin yung visa sa May or June para makapunta na po kami sa Australia sa June. Lord, alam ko po na lahat ng mga prayers ko dinidinig mo at sinasagot mo po. Salamat po ng Marami! *^_^*

  • lei del rosario

    I am prayerful now,because It gives me strength and it refreshes my soul. It gives me a clear mind…and I have a mindset that praying is the best way to improve my life… as long as I obey him, I am faithful and I love him…I am free from anxiousness , worries , and doubts…even I don’t see him, I really feel him! and he loves us very much! he died on the cross! that is a complete proof of his love for us!

  • Franz

    sinuman ang nananalig sa Dios ay hindi mabibigo
    Roma 10:11 :)

  • aye ferrer

    Patuloy akong naniniwala at magserve kay Lord, anumang pagsubok ay malalampasan, sya ang aking sandata. God bless 700club,salamat din sa mga word ni Lord at program ninyo. Amen.

  • Rosel Viray

    Father God salamat po sa mga tulong at biyaya po na ipinagkakaloob mo sa amin, salamat sa unti-unting paggaling ni Manuel M. Vergel Jr. ang kanyang pneumonia, Father God sa darating na sunday Sept. 22, 2013, may exam po ang aking anak na si Manuel Luis T. Viray para po sa dost scholar for college dalangin ko po na pumasa sya at gabayan mo po sya sa kanyang exam. Father God meron po akong kumare na nag-alok sa akin ng gamot para po Manuel M. Vergel Jr. na makatulong sa kanyang paggaling, inalok nya rin ako na maging business ito para po sa maintenance ng gamot ng anak ko rin at kay manuel m. vergel jr., father God dalangin ko po tulungan nyo ako makakuha ng customers na bibili at maniniwala sa gamot na ito yung Max gxl, malaking tulong po ito sa amin. salamat po, i trust you Lord in jesus name amen.

  • franz

    sarap manalangin. lalo na kung wala kang ibang masabihan kundi ang ating Dios.

    • Hi Franz! Tama ka, at sa pamamagitan ng pananalangin nakakakuha tayo ng kalakasan at pag-asa mula sa ating Diyos na nagmamahal sa atin. Pagpalain ka ng Panginoon at bigyan ka ng kapayapaan.

  • lord god in heaven,salamat po sa lahat ng biyaya at pagpapala n iyong kaloob,sa malakas at malusog n katawan n iyong kaloob,salamat po sa mga suliraning dumarating sa aking buhay,nandyan po kayo upang akoy tulungan,sa mga panahong akoy pinanghihinaan ng loob,nandyan po kayo upang akoy palakasin,sa mga pagkakataong akoy nakakalimot,nandyan po kayo upang ako ay paalalahanan,tunay nga po panginoon n ikaw lamang ang makakaayos ng aming buhay,isinusuko ko pa sayo ang lahat,gaano man po kabigat ang suliraning pinansyal n dinadala ko ngayun,alam ko po panginoon n ikaw ang kikilos sa akin,ibibigay mo po ang kalutasan sa aking suliranin,hipuin mo din po ang aming anak n si pol,ituro mo po sa kanya kung ano ang kurso n kanyang kukunin,at sana po bigyan mo po sya ng sipag at tyaga,pra makatapos sya ng pag aaral,hinihiling ko po ito,sa pangalan ni JESUS. AMEN

  • Rosel Viray

    Lord, it’s my birthday today thank you sa nakalipas a tao na pinagsamahan nami ng pamilya ko at pinagsaluhan na biyaya, salamat at healthy ang aking katawan kahit nakakapagod ang byahe pero nananatili akong malakas, salanat po sa tulong sa twing ako ay tumatawag sayo, Salamat binigyan mo uli ako ng panibagong taon ng aking buhay, ang wish ko po ay pagalingin nyo po si Manuel M. Vergel Jr. bumalik na sya sa normal nyang katawan at pag-iisip at more blessings to come sa pamilya ko. Lord maraming salamat po sa lahat napakabuti nyo sa amin IN JESUS NAME AMEN.

  • Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I’d been so restless and fearsome for so long because of so many troubles that came my way. I felt numb and don’t know what to do. But now i feel different, I feel calmness in my heart since I had surrendered everything to god.I believe that in god’s perfect chosen
    time everything will fall in its right place. I shall
    endure and feel the strength that god is giving me everyday. God is so good all the time.

    • Praise the Lord Mhel. Truly in the presence of our Lord there is fullness of joy, peace and healing. We are very happy about your testimony, God is good all the time. God bless you always!

  • Mary Grace

    since i started talking to Him ..great things are happening in my life. It was really different now than when i was just praying and hearing mass without knowing who really God is in my life. Yes alam natin me Diyos pero ung tanggapin mo Siya at gawing una sa lahat ng bagay ..ung isuko mo ang lahat lahat sa Kanya..yun ang gagawa ng malaking pagbabago sa buhay mo. I do believe God and i love Him ..now i can sincerely say that… thank you Heavenly Father for all the things You are doing for me and my lovedones. Thank you for always listening. I pray that You will always stay on our side and keep us safe always. I pray all these in God’s name .

  • Fraida T. Vicmudo

    Maraming salamat po sa ating Panginoong Jesus sa answered prayers napagtagumpayan na po naming mag-asawa ang napakabigat na pagsubok na dumating sa aming buhay si Lord lang po talaga ang makakagawa ‘nun dahil himala lang po talaga ni Lord ang katugunan sa aming pagkakaroon muli ng tahimik, maayos na pamilya at higit sa lahat ang ipinangako ng Panginoong Jesus na buhay na ganap at kasiya-siya sa Jn.10:10. Salamat din po 700 Club Asia na akin pong katuwang sa pananalangin at sa lahat ng tulong at paglagong ispiritwal sa panonood ko po ng inyong programa. Blessing po talaga kayo ni Lord. Thank you very much po at higit sa lahat sa ating Panginoong Jesus, sa Kanya ang lahat ng papuri at pasasalamat magpakailanman. Amen.

    • Hi, Fraida! Salamat sa iyong praise report. Nagagalak kaming naging bahagi ng tagumpay ninyong mag-asawa sa pamamagitan ng panalangin. Tama ka, si Lord lamg talaga ang makagawa ng milagrong ito. All the glory belongs to Him. God bless you and your family.

    • jhen castillo

      hi fraida, akoy nagagalak sa kabutihan ng Diyos sa inyo..tunay sya ang mabuti, yan din ang aking panalangin, at ngayon palang ang inaangkin ko na sa pangalan ng Panginoong Hesus.! God bless you and your family sis…For God’s glory

  • mia vargas

    In GOD all things are possible,faith can move mountains, always trust in GOD. AMEN

  • Richelle

    Lord thank u po sa mensahe mo…pinaalala mo po sa akin kong pano ko panghawakan at tayuan ang pananampalataya ko sau…batid niu po sa buhay ko andami ko pinagdadaanan na pagsubok ngaun gusto ko na mag give up pero dahil sa pag ibig mo, sa paggabay mo nanatili ako matatag…d niu po ako iniwan at pinabayaan..thank u Lord 4 everything that u done for me and to my family…..

    • Hi, Richelle! Salamat sa pagdalaw sa aming website. Asahan mo ang aming panalangin para maging matatag at maging matagumpay sa kinakaharap mong mga pagsubok na kasalukuyan. Balitaan mo kami. God bless you.

    • Praise the Lord Richelle, Let us always put to remember to embrace the word of God in our heart enable we will walk faithfully doing His plans in our life.
      Sumaiyo nawa ang pagpapala, habag at kapayapaang buhat sa Diyos Ama at kay Cristo Jesus na ating Panginoon. 1 Timoteo 1:2

  • kahit na may pag subok ngayon sa buhay namin . lalo na ngayon na ilang beses ako na reject sa mga inapplayan ko na companya. at ilang buwan na walang trabaho ang mister ko patuloy parin ang tiwala namin sa Panginoon na ibibigay nya sa amin ang trabaho na nararapat sa amin in his perfect time. PRAISE THE LORD :)

    • Hi, Katrina! Salamat sa iyong comment sa article na ito. Asahan mo ang aming panalangin para magkaroon ng permanenteng trabaho ang iyong mister. Expect an answer from God. God bless you.

  • Rosel Viray

    Father God tulungan nyo po ako sa mga pagsubok na dumarating sa buhay namin sana po makayanin ko pa ito , sana po magkaayos kami ng mga anak ni tito manny, para sa ikakapanatag po ng lahat sa pangalan ni jesus amen.

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