In continuation of his message on God’s grace being sufficient for believers, which he started the previous Thursday, Pastor Taiwo at the May 17 Sunday service said that the seeming feelings of believers that God isn’t answering prayers does not mean He doesn’t answer prayer.
According to him, God is always with His children and makes His grace available for them to see them through whatever they may be going through.
“His grace is always there even when it seems there are no answers,” he said. “He won’t leave His children helpless.”
Grace, according to Pastor Taiwo handles for believers what their strength cannot handle, noting that it removes guilt and repercussion of sin and gives the power to withstand sin.
He corroborated this with Apostle Paul’s experience recorded in 2 Corinthians 12:7-9 when God’s answer to his prayer request of a thorn to be removed from his body came in a way he never expected.
Pastor Taiwo then said that the mystery of seemingly unanswered prayers is that God still answers His children though not in the way and manner they expect.
According to him, this is when believers should trust God more and believe that He is with them no matter what
“Grace is empowerment, a favour, direction, and focus. God’s grace will deliver and empower and this will make you never lack help,” he said. “That grace is available to you and you will start to enjoy it immediately you start to believe in Him.”
He, therefore, urged them from 2 Corinthians 9:8 never to give up on God despite the devil’s trick of isolating them by mounting pressure on their problems.
According to him, “Jesus’ grace will get you back on your feet and give you the hope for tomorrow. Your situation is not a surprise to God even when you mess up.
“So don’t give up and don’t give room for self-pity, just turn to God and trust His promise to you. His grace will take you there.”
The full messages are available on CDs and DVDs at The Fountain of Life Church Digital Media