Quiz Lesson 10.5

He hears and answers my prayers

The Lord Jesus said that we will have many troubles and many problems in this world. When we have problems, what does Satan try to do? He tries to discourage us. He may put thoughts like these into our mind:

“God does not really care about you. If He did, He would not let this happen to you.” Or he may say, “God is far away and He is too busy with other things to care about you and your problems.”

But what does the Bible say? The Bible says that God is our heavenly Father, and He hears and answers the prayers of His children. What am I to do with my problems? The Lord tells us to pass them on to God. “Casting all your care upon Him; for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7).

In His Word, the Lord tells us exactly what we are to do with our daily cares and problems. He says, “Be anxious for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God” (Philippians 4:6).

What is God telling me here? He is telling me that I should not be worried or anxious about anything, but in everything I should come to Him in prayer. In “every thing”—little things as well as big things—I am to go to my heavenly Father and tell Him about it. I tell Him what I need and ask for His help. And I tell Him over and over how much I love Him. I thank Him for all that He has done for me.

I go to my heavenly Father and I tell Him my problems. I pour out my heart to Him. After I have prayed, has the situation changed? Perhaps not, but I have changed.

Girl praying

I have talked to my Father about my problems, and I am changed. Before I talked with Him, I was worried and upset. But now I have been to my Father. I have put the matter in His hands. I know that He will do what is best for me. I have “the peace of God” in my heart.

We have seen how our enemy Satan works to discourage us and condemn us. He is a terrible enemy, but I do not have to be afraid of him. Christ is living in me, and He is greater and stronger than Satan, who is in the world. The Bible says, “…greater is He [Christ] who is in you, than he [Satan] who is in the world” (1 John 4:4).

No matter what happens, I know that I am saved. I know that I can overcome temptation. I know that God will forgive me when I sin. I know that God hears and answers my prayers. I know that God has begun a good work in me and that He will continue that good work in me until the day when I go to be with the Lord Jesus.

Remember the 4 wonderful things we learned

Quiz Lesson 10.5