Rick Warren: How to Have Faith to Ask God for the Impossible

by | Oct 17, 2017 | Purpose & Identity

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know” (Jer. 33:3).

Daniel gives us a great example for how to handle an impossible situation. When asked to interpret King Nebuchadnezzar’s dream in Daniel 2, Daniel responded in a manner we can model.

In recent devotionals, I’ve told you that Daniel didn’t panic and that he tried to understand why the king made the request. He also asked for more time, and then gathered a prayer team.

Daniel also prayed and asked for God to give supernatural help.

When you’re put in an impossible situation, your talent, logic and education won’t solve your problem.

Only God can.

That’s why you pray and ask God for His supernatural help. God told Jeremiah, who lived at the same time as Daniel: “Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things which you do not know” (Jer. 33:3).

That’s what Daniel needed. He needed the Lord to show him what he would never be able figure out on his own.

Daniel could guess for a thousand years and never figure out the king’s dream. But God could tell him in an instant.

The Bible says we don’t have because we don’t ask.

So many times we miss out on God’s best simply because we never ask Him for it.

I’ve seen God do this over and over again in my life. I’ve faced big odds I couldn’t fathom solving on my own. So I’ve prayed.

And God has answered. My life is a series of answered prayers.

I want God to do the same for you.

Will you ask Him for His best for your life?

Talk It Over

  • How have you seen prayer produce miracles in the lives of people you care about?
  • How has God answered prayer in your life?
  • What things may keep you from asking for God’s best in your life? {eoa}

Rick Warren is the founding pastor of Saddleback Church. His book, The Purpose Driven Church, was named one of the 100 Christian books that changed the 20th century. He is also founder of pastors.com, a global internet community for pastors.

This article originally appeared at pastorrick.com.

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