You Asked God for What?

“You haven’t done this before. Ask, using my name, and you will receive, and you will have abundant joy.” John 16:24

We were in the new house and I was walking around inspecting it. I checked the stove top and realized that only one knob worked. The others were worn out. The past owner told me that replacements were ordered and would arrive soon. Sure enough, in a few days, the new knobs were delivered to the door.

I quickly slipped them on and turned them on. Not one of them worked. The shaft on the new knobs were to long. I called appliance repair shops, told them the kind I needed and gave them the model number. A week later they called. The knobs were in and I could pick them up.

At the store I looked at the knobs and to my dismay, I noticed they were exactly the same as the ones I had just tried – the ones that didn’t work. When I told the supplier, he told me I must be wrong, of course they worked. I assured him I was not mistaken and I had to leave them there.

But I still had the problem. I couldn’t cook with only one knob for my stove top. I had nowhere to go but God.

“Lord,” I prayed, “what can I do to make these knobs turn?”

Immediately I had the answer. Insert a short piece of plastic into the knob shaft to fill in the shaft. I tried it and within minutes all the knobs worked. I was so pleased.

We can pray about everything. God cares! He hears and is able to do a lot more than we could ever imagine. And we will be filled with joy.

Do you have a problem? Tell God about it. Nothing is impossible with Him.

Father, I thank You for caring about all our problems. Thank You for hearing and answering our prayers. Amen.

by Katherine Kehler

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