Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.
Mark 11:24 (NIV)
Following the economic devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the federal government introduced the Canada Emergency Response Benefit which offers $2,000 every month to eligible workers. As of February, this year, more than 7 million Canadians have applied for this emergency relief. Many students who are currently enrolled in a post-secondary program were unable to qualify for this grant, so on April 22, 2020, the government announced the Canada Emergency Student Benefit which grants $1,250 a month to post-secondary students and recent graduates.
While receiving a loan can be a benefit, it pales in comparison to a grant. A loan must be repaid, but a grant is given with no expectation that the money will be returned. The Bible teaches that God offers a lot with no strings attached. In fact, God offers all we need through grace, knowing that we can never repay Him for all that He has provided. Jesus said this in Mark 11:24: “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” Taken out of context, and many do, it appears that when we want something, all we have to do is ask God and we will get it. But that isn’t the context. Jesus has been teaching about doing His will. When we want to accomplish something for Christ, when we want to do ministry empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can ask the Lord for all that we need to see that ministry have impact. When we do, God will empower us. If God has called you to do something for Him, ask Him for all you need to accomplish His will.
These have been words from the heart.