“This is what the sovereign Lord says: I will allow the house of Israel to ask me to do this for them.” — Ezek 36:37 NET
You do not have because you do not ask.
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened for you. For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.”—And this is the confidence that we have before him: that whenever we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in regard to whatever we ask, then we know that we have the requests that we have asked from him.—But if anyone is deficient in wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without reprimand, and it will be given to him.—Open your mouth wide and I will fill it!—Then Jesus told them a parable to show them they should always pray and not lose heart.
The Lord pays attention to the godly and hears their cry for help. The godly cry out and the Lord hears; he saves them from all their troubles.—“At that time you will ask in my name, and I do not say that I will ask the Father on your behalf. For the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me. Ask and you will receive it, so that your joy may be complete.”
Jas 4:2, Matt 7:7-8, 1 John 5:14-15, Jas 1:5, Ps 81:10, Luke 18:1, Ps 34:15, Ps 34:17, John 16:26-27, John 16:24
“Should we receive what is good from God, and not also receive what is evil?” — Job 2:10 NET
I know, Lord, that your regulations are just. You disciplined me because of your faithful devotion to me.—Yet, Lord, you are our father. We are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the product of your labor.—The Lord will do what he pleases.
Lord, you have always been fair whenever I have complained to you. However, I would like to speak with you about the disposition of justice.
He will act like a refiner and purifier of silver.—“For the Lord disciplines the one he loves and chastises every son he accepts.”—“It is enough for the disciple to become like his teacher, and the slave like his master.”—Although he was a son, he learned obedience through the things he suffered.
But rejoice in the degree that you have shared in the sufferings of Christ, so that when his glory is revealed you may also rejoice and be glad.—“These are the ones who have come out of the great tribulation. They have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb!”
Ps 119:75, Isa 64:8, 1 Sam 3:18, Jer 12:1, Mal 3:3, Heb 12:6, Matt 10:25, Heb 5:8, 1 Pet 4:13, Rev 7:14
Daily Light on the Daily Path - February 24
Public domain content taken from Daily Light on the Daily Path by Samuel Bagster.