Pastor T.D. Jakes says many times, people don’t reach out to other people and even God for fear of “bothering them” with their problems. But in reality, persistence brings breakthrough. If you’re going through trials, the best thing is to “bother” God through prayer with every fear, and He will give you peace in return.
“Jesus says, ‘Peace, be still,’ and it penetrated the turbulence around [the waves],” Jakes says. “There are some turbulent seas that we’re dealing with right now and have been dealing with for a while. It’s not just COVID-19; there are some systems in place that prayer must be able to penetrate. When you pray, you’re bucking the system. …
“Politeness kills the intensity of the relationship. If I didn’t want you to bother me, I wouldn’t have given you the number. … I don’t know how the wind is blowing against you. I don’t know how tired your arms might be. I don’t know how many times you have to pull the lawnmower up the hill, and it feels like it’s bigger than you. But God said, ‘Bother me.’ … If you bother Him, He’ll rebuke your devourer. If you bother Him, He’ll bind the curse.”
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