Present Your Case Boldly to God: Lessons from Isaiah 41:21

Isaiah 41:21
Produce your cause, saith the LORD; bring forth your strong reasons, saith the King of Jacob.

God wants us to present our case before Him with heart! Too many times we are too timid to speak with our Lord about what is truly on our mind, as if He doesn’t already know! We rationalize until we talk ourselves out of talking to God about our greatest needs. The Hebrew writer said that we are to come boldly before His throne (Heb. 4:16). Often, we treat God much like we treat our earthly father. We only come to him for our needs when we feel that our situation warrants a petition. We treat God as if we will bother Him if we ask Him for something. Friend, God is not bothered by your petitions, for He is not limited in His supply!

Now, if He only had enough to go around one time, it would be different, but our Father in Heaven owns the cattle on a thousand hills! He paves His streets with gold! He builds His gates with pearl! His riches are endless! Don’t be shy when you ask of Him! Produce your cause! To produce is to bring forth evidence, as in court! We are, with evidence, to convince God of our need. If we’re not careful, we won’t ask because we already know that He knows; yet, He wants us to bring up all the evidence, even as if it’s His first time hearing of it!

Of course He already knows, but that’s not the point! He wants us to be so close to Him that we can ask without hesitation and expect without shame! He instructs us to bring forth our strong reasons before Him. Pour out your heart before Him, who is the King of Jacob! You remember Jacob! He’s the one who wrestled with the angel of the Lord all night, and said, “I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.”, and then got his blessing! God said of Jacob in Gen. 32:28b, “…as a prince hast thou power with God and with men, and hast prevailed.”

Even from birth, it was said of him in Hos 12:3 that “He took his brother by the heel in the womb, and by his strength he had power with God:” The stronger your case before the Lord, the stronger He’ll respond in your favor! Ask, then ask again!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
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