‘And the Lord sent an angel, who annihilated all the fighting men and the commanders and officers in the camp of the Assyrian king.’ 2 Chronicles 32.21
Jerusalem was being besieged, so King Hezekiah and Isaiah both called out to God for help. It is likely that they didn’t really know what they were expecting God to do - but they were desperate. They knew the power and wonder of God even if they couldn’t see exactly how their prayers would be answered.
Your situation may not seem quite as desperate as theirs, but the principle still applies. You too can turn to the power and wonder of God, even if you have no idea what he might do about a particular situation. Your lack of vision for how God might act doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have a plan. It is all too easy to assume that there is little point in praying just because you can’t see what God is meant to do to help.
Prayer begins with you exalting the character of God, and then bringing your prayers to him. Do so in the knowledge that he is faithful and has heard your prayers, and then wait in expectation to see what he will do.
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