In 1 Chronicles chapter 4 we read about a man who believed that God was a generous God who wanted to pour blessing upon him! He believed that God was bigger than all his problems, human failings, circumstances and that he could be a winner. He prayed an awesome prayer – and God heard it. We are encouraged by this to know that God is BIGGER than any problems we have. Jesus Christ is all we need for an overcoming life.
But Jabez understood that true prosperity meant Knowing Jesus intimately – and that blessing from God often involves trials and sufferings.