Answered prayer, Obedience, God’s Goodness. I want to share Bible verses about these topics that helped me to not give up when I was single. I waited a very long time for a wife and if I had lost hope God could give me a wife, I might still be alone. Eph.3:20-Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us. (ended last part with this verse emphasizing what God can do, this time it is on asking God)
1 John 5:14,15- And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: And if we know that he hears us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him. The Friend at Midnight Luke 11:5-13-5 And he said to them, “Which of you who has a friend will go to him at midnight and say to him, ‘Friend, lend me three loaves, 6 for a friend of mine has arrived on a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’; 7 and he will answer from within, ‘Do not bother me; the door is now shut, and my children are with me in bed. I cannot get up and give you anything’? 8 I tell you, though he will not get up and give him anything because he is his friend, yet because of his impudence[a] he will rise and give him whatever he needs. 9 And I tell you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 10 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 11 What father among you, if his son asks for[b] a fish, will instead of a fish give him a serpent; 12 or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? 13 If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!” The Parable of the Persistent Widow Luke 18:1-8-And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. 2 He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. 3 And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against my adversary.’ 4 For a while he refused, but afterward he said to himself, ‘Though I neither fear God nor respect man, 5 yet because this widow keeps bothering me, I will give her justice, so that she will not beat me down by her continual coming.’” 6 And the Lord said, “Hear what the unrighteous judge says. 7 And will not God give justice to his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? 8 I tell you, he will give justice to them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?” God tops earthly fathers. God tops earthly friends. God tops earthly judges. John 15:7,8-If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples. Job 36:11- If they obey and serve him, they shall spend their days in prosperity, and their years in pleasures. Proverbs 13:13-He who despises the word will be destroyed, But he who fears the commandment will be rewarded. Joshua 1:8-This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Psalm 1:3-Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful; But his delight is in the law of the Lord, And in His law he meditates day and night. He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither; And whatever he does shall prosper. 1Chron.22:13-Then you will prosper, if you take care to fulfill the statutes and judgments with which the Lord charged Moses concerning Israel. Be strong and of good courage; do not fear nor be dismayed. (obedience) Psalm 65:11-You crown the year with Your goodness, and Your paths drip with abundance. Psalm 67:5,6-Let the peoples praise You, O God; Let all the peoples praise You Then the earth shall yield her increase; God, our own God, shall bless us. Genesis 15:1-After these things the word of the Lord came to Abram in a vision, saying, “Do not be afraid, Abram. I am your shield, your exceedingly great reward.” Psalm 63:3-Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips shall praise You. 2Peter 1:3-as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, Romans 8:28-And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren. Mathew 5:6-Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, For they shall be filled. Proverbs 8:11-21 Talks about the value of wisdom. Rev.2:9- “I know your works, tribulation, and poverty (but you are rich)… Lamentations 3:22-23-
Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. Psalm 34:8-Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good; Blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Nehemiah 9:21,25-Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; They lacked nothing; Their clothes did not wear out And their feet did not swell… And they took strong cities and a rich land, And possessed houses full of all goods, Cisterns already dug, vineyards, olive groves, And fruit trees in abundance. So they ate and were filled and grew fat, And delighted themselves in Your great goodness. Proverbs 22:4-By humility and the fear of the Lord
Are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 13:25-The righteous has enough to satisfy his appetite, but the belly of the wicked suffers want. Johns 15:5-I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.
Some verses from the prior podcast- Psalm 23:1-The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want (lack). Proverbs 13:4-The soul of the sluggard craves and gets nothing, while the soul of the diligent is richly supplied. Psalm 34:10-The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing. Psalm 84:11,12-For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusts in thee. Phil. 4:19- And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. (the context is very generous giving) Psalm 145:18,19-The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear him; he hears their cry and saves them. Proverbs 10:24-What the wicked dreads will come upon him, but the desire of the righteous will be granted. Psalm 72:12-For He will deliver the needy when he cries, The poor also, and him who has no helper. Psalm 37:4,5-Trust in the Lord, and do good; Dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, And He shall give you the desires of your heart.
Commit your way to the Lord, Trust also in Him, And He shall bring it to pass. Matthew 6:33- But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (material things but not limited to) Mathew 7:11- If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him? Rom.8:32-He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things? Job 1:20,21-At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship and said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”
I hope you have found some of these verses meaningful to you at this time in your life. Without them, I would not have found my Love Beyond The Sea