When you’re faced with a problem, it’s easy to get so focused on the problem that you can’t see or hear anything else.

Even when you go to God to pray about that situation, you can get so consumed with it that you never really get quiet enough to hear from the One who has the solution. Instead of focusing on God, getting quiet, and just waiting to hear from Him, you keep praying the problem over and over.

You think the more you tell God about it, the more it will convince Him to help you. 

You don’t need to convince God to help you by telling Him over and over how terrible your problem is. What you need to do is get in faith and speak His Word.

God says He watches over His Word to perform it—not your need. So there’s no use in constantly praying the problem over and over again. God wants you to go to His Word, see what He’s said about that  situation, and then pray what He says so He can perform His Word and take care of the problem. God’s not moved by the greatness of your need; He’s moved by your childlike faith.

When a problem hits, don’t focus on the problem, analyze the problem, pray the problem, and keep talking about the problem. Instead, focus on God’s Word. What does God’s Word say about my finances, my health, my kids, my marriage, my job? What scripture can I begin speaking and praying because when I start speaking God’s Word, He’s watching over it to perform it, and it will be accomplished!

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it” (Isaiah 55:11 KJV).

Learn more about praying—hindrances to prayer, famous prayers, and more on this month’s Building Stronger Families [Ep. 3]. 

The Take Away:

The more you speak the problem, even in prayer, the more you’re magnifying it, and it’ll just keep getting bigger. The Bible says for us to magnify the Lord. Focus on God, His ability, His Word, and let Him become bigger than your problem!

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