I thought I knew, based on the bible, but I had a new revelation this week.
For my trip in Sydney, I was to check into a hotel that faces the ocean with a great view. However, since I only paid for a standard room, there will be no ocean view from my room. Yet, my heart continues to desire the ocean view.
Of course, when I checked into the hotel, I got the standard room as paid for, but I remember telling Jesus how nice it would have been if this room has an ocean view.
Strangely enough, after an incident where my eyes puffed up due to allergy, I was moved to another room the next day by the hotel management who even put in the extra effort to make sure that I wouldn't react to their cleaning agent. Although I expected to receive another standard room, I was given a room double the size of my original, with a balcony (and a couch) that faces the majestic ocean view!
You see, this is how good our Father is. There is no matters too trivial for our Father. If it matters to you, it matters to Him. If He so willingly gave His one and only Son at the Cross to die for us so that we may be under law no more, imputed with sin no more, how much more will He freely give us all things?
Why did I ever think that an ocean view room is too hard? Why would He withhold healing? or provision? or miracles?
Its not God who needs to be convinced; its us.
Let us not be destroyed from a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). God's word never return to Him void without accomplishing His desire and purpose (Isaiah 55:11).
What are you believing God for today? What are you so anxious about? Tell Him, for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).
He who did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?