Scripture: Luke 11:9-10
9 “And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.
Nick Vujicic, a man with no arms or legs spoke to our church this past Sunday. He referenced this passage as he explained why God has yet to give him arms or legs.
When you read this passage you immediately think that what you ask for is what you actually receive; what you seek you find. But what if doesn’t mean that literally? What if means that God will give you something, help you find something, or open a door for you? And that something isn’t necessarily what you begged for, but something better?
After hearing Nick speak I totally understand why God hasn’t given Nick arms or legs. But isn’t it harder to see that for ourselves amidst our own pain and circumstances?
To embrace my situation as an opportunity for God to work through my life.
To find meaning in my suffering.
God it is in my weakness that you are strong. I will continue to persist in prayers for healing both for me and those in my life, but teach me to be content in all things. To find meaning and purpose in whatever condition I find myself in.