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Faith by Hearing: Answered Prayer Series

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"If you believe in prayer at all, expect God to hear you. If you do not expect, you will not have. God will not hear you unless you believe He will hear you; but if you believe He will, He will be as good as your faith." - Charles Spurgeon

At times it can be difficult, not to believe that God hears our prayers, but that He always answers them. I love this quote from Spurgeon because it reminds us that the shortcoming does not lie on God’s shoulders, but ours. Whatever we fail to see in our lives, is a result of our own lack of faith, not a lack of His faithfulness. 

The Bible says that faith comes by hearing (Rom 10:17), and is full of examples of God telling us to record and share His miraculous works in our lives.

So here is an account of God’s faithfulness to encourage and strengthen your faith today.

Excerpt from Lee Strobel’s The Case for Miracles: 

“One day her [Therese] mother went out for a short time to take some food to a neighbor. When she returned, Therese was crying—she had been bitten by a snake. Her mother strapped the child to her back so she could run for help, but she quickly discovered that the child had stopped breathing.”

There were no clinics or doctors. she carried her child up a mountainous area and back down the other side in order to find a family friend, “Coco” Ngoma Moise. She calculated that Therese had stopped breathing for more than three hours. 

“Three hours?” I echoed. “Brain damage begins after just six minutes without oxygen.” 

“That’s right. With no medical assistance available,

all they could do after arriving was to pray to Jesus. They did—and as they lifted their cries to heaven, Therese began breathing again.”

“Did they suffer any ill effects?”

“That’s the other amazing thing—no. She promptly recovered, and by the next day she was fine. She recently completed a graduate level seminary degree in preparation for full-time ministry, so there was no brain damage or other problems.”

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Response When We Don't Know the Outcome
Men and Women of Faith: David (Paul) Yonggi Cho

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