One of the verses that he referred to left a very deep impression on me:
Jeremiah 1:12 (Amplified Bible)
Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.
I always had this image of God watching over us, taking care of us and making sure we are all right, which might very well be true but it is so much more reassuring now that I know for certain that God is watching over His word in order to accomplish it. Why?
Because now I know the key to prayer. I used to pray prayers that sound like I am begging God but now I know that I don't have to beg God! I just need to find out what God's word says about me or my situation, and when I pray His word, God will be sure to accomplish it.
Brothers and sisters, if you happen to fall sick, you don't have to beg God to heal you. For it is written:
But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being for us was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.
(Isaiah 53:5, Amplified Bible)
If you have just lost your job and worried about providing for your family, take heart for it is written:
THE LORD is my Shepherd [to feed, guide, and shield me], I shall not lack.
(Psalm 23:1, Amplified Bible)
And my God will liberally supply (fill to the full) your every need according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
(Philippians 4:19, Amplified Bible)
And God is able to make all grace (every favor and earthly blessing) come to you in abundance, so that you may always and under all circumstances and whatever the need be self-sufficient [possessing enough to require no aid or support and furnished in abundance for every good work and charitable donation].
(2 Cor 9:8, Amplified Bible)
I don't know how and I don't know when God will accomplish His Word but God says He is ALERT and ACTIVE and WATCHING and He will PERFORM HIS WORD. Just pray His word, for it is written:
God is not a man, so he does not lie.
He is not human, so he does not change his mind.
Has he ever spoken and failed to act?
Has he ever promised and not carried it through?
(Numbers 23:19, NLT)