James 4:3

"And even when you ask, you don’t get it because your motives are all wrong—you want only what will give you pleasure."

Insight
Often times I'll pray to God for things that I desire without asking God what His desire is in that situation. We have to remember that Jesus did not say or do anything that He did not see His Father saying or doing. When we are faced with a difficult situation the first thing we should do is seek God’s will in it. Then, no matter the outcome, we can know that we are not alone and God will see us through it.

Prayer
Jesus help me to see your will in the situations of my life and help me to submit to your desires. Help me to have the correct motives so that you build up my faith and strengthen my walk with you. Amen.

Matt