“And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved;" (Joel 2:32)
Jabez (meaning pain) was more honorable than his brothers. It was not like this when he started his life on the earth. It all started with his name Mr. Pain. What a name to have? The Bible has only two verses about Mr. Pain. His mom bore him in pain like any other. The surprising and disappointing fact is that his mom was very inclined to name him pain. If you would have heard some conversations around him some would be like this “Hey good morning Pain!”, “there comes Pain!”, “Pain, eat your food!” What a life! All around him, he hears and experiences pain.
Jabez decided one day to call on the name of the God of Israel! He did not go to a prophet or a mighty man of God to be relieved from his pain. He knew he had to fight for his deliverance. Your deliverance lies with you. Jabez did not feel God around him, while he was surrounded only by pain in every way. In midst of all those, Jabez lifted up his hands and voice and called on Yahweh! This prayer went into the pages of the Bible as one of the most powerful prayers of all time. It was a prayer for protection. A prayer for change. A prayer for an expansion. A prayer for blessing.This is what he prayed, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” The Scripture records, “And God granted his request.” Are you surrounded by pain and going through hurting situations? Your pain will be gone and your situations will change if you call on the name of the one who took all your pain on the cross. His name is Jesus and if you call to Him, He will definitely answer.
For Further Reading: 1 Chronicles 4:9-10, Psalm 18:6
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