1 Chronicles 4:10 (KJV) And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.
Jabez was born into a very hard world. He must have observed that life was particularly hard for him. From the beginning, his portion was unusually tough and hard. Even for His mother to give birth to him was abnormally difficult, thus she named him Jabez which means pain. And indeed his life was to be full of pain. This was to be the path of His destiny. But Jabez didn’t like this destiny, so he changed it by praying to God.
Jabez prayed and asked the Lord to bless him and enlarge his coast. He asked the Lord to be with Him and change his destiny from that of pain to that of peace and prosperity. God granted his request, and he lived to become the most honorable person in his entire family.
If you are going through any unfavorable circumstance in your life, the way out is to pray to God and simply ask Him to change it. You spoil things in the place of prayer if you begin by complaining or comparing yourself with others.
Phil 4:6: Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God [NIV]
Go into today determining to pray about anything in your life that brings pain. Know that the Lord is happy to change your story for Good. Read James 4:3.
Prayer: Thank God for bringing you to this day.
Ask Him for grace to pray in faith always.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
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