Everything that is good, nice, useful and helpful to us, God gladly gives to us. The main thing: If the bag of money we want God to put in front of our frontdoor is more important to us than God, then we won’t be getting the sack of money. The rule of thumb: God first, everything else after Him.

It is primarily about our relationship with God and not about what He does for us

Jesus says it as follows: “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” (Jesus in Matthew 6:33; NIV) God’s righteousness is Jesus; through the acceptance of Jesus as your Savior, you are righteous before God, immaculate, blameless and holy (Colossians 1:22, Romans 8:1).

In the Old Testament, this basic principle is summed up like this: “Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4; NIV)

Does this sound like lack in any area of ​​your life? “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19; NLT)

God does not always help us according to our timetable, but according to His. And His is always better and more perfect than ours (even though it doesn’t always feel like that while we’re waiting). We do not always have to understand this; We “just” have to believe. What do you believe? That God has only the best for us; and that’s exactly how it is: “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.'” (God in Jeremiah 29:11; NLT) We can therefore fully trust our God, no matter how long it takes.

Many prayers only hope that God will fulfill their wish. But in God’s Kingdom, whose citizens we are as believers in Jesus (Philippians 3:20), it is not about hope or feelings, but about our faith. Everyone kind of hopes for something; Even an atheist hopes that he will remain healthy. But hope has nothing to do with faith. We believe. We believe the many promises of God that He provides us with more than we need.

Matthew 7:7-8

Do not doubt that God want to and will help you better than you can imagine

“But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.” (James 1:6-8; NIV)

Or, in another translation: “But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind. Such people should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Their loyalty is divided between God and the world, and they are unstable in everything they do.” (James 1:6-8; NLT)