“Jabez called upon the God of Israel, saying, “Oh that you would bless me and enlarge my
border, and that your hand might be with me, and that you would keep me from harm so that it
might not bring me pain!” And God granted what he asked.” -1 Chronicles 4:10-
Pain is the gift that nobody wants! Jabez makes a bold request to God. He was born in pain, yet he prevailed in prayer. Jabez recognized his own insufficiency. He prayed to God for help. I wish it was that easy, I struggle with pain and keeping my focus on God. Jabez makes his request with much humility, his entire dependence is upon the power and grace of God. Jabez is not so much concerned with the enemy outside the camp, but the enemy inside of him. I need you to protect me from me. Don’t let my label be my legacy!!! Jabez overcame his pain by turning to God in prayer and asking for God’s favor. Bring your pain to Jesus today!!
Spend time this morning praying for God to enter into the places of deepest pain and hurt in your life!! Let God heal the hurt and pray for those around you that are in need of healing from the deep pain in their lives.