God says, “The pain will end, the tears will stop, the door will open, and a miracle is approaching.” Now that I have your attention, let’s turn our attention to I Chronicles 4:9-10: “Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “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.” And God granted his request.” Little is known about Jabez, but what we do know is that his prayer overcame his name. Jabez refused to allow the beginning of his story to dictate the end of his story. He earnestly desired and faithfully believed that God would bless him, God would enlarge his territory, God’s hand would guide him, and God would protect him! Jabez’s purpose in his prayer was to live free from sorrow, and the last thing we read about him in this cameo insertion is that God heard and answered his prayer. I don’t know who this message is for but somebody is waiting on God to answer, but God is waiting on your prayer! Yes, God answers unspoken prayers, but the word of God says in James 5:16, “The effectual prayers of righteous man availeth much!” As Believers, we should always look to God for our help in time of need, and we should faithfully and regularly take our requests (Phil 4:6-7) directly to the throne room of grace (Hebrews 4:16). If God answered Jabez’s prayer, I guarantee you that He will answer your prayers. God shows no favoritism and He is absolutely impartial (Romans 2:11). What He does for one, He’ll do for another. So speak up and let God know what’s going on and what areas of your life you need Him to move in and I promise you that He will answer! It may not be the answer you want to hear but it will be the answer you need to hear!!