Jabez was honorable above his brothers; but his mother named him Jabez [sorrow maker], saying, Because I bore him in pain. Jabez cried to the God of Israel, saying, Oh, that You would bless me and enlarge my border, and that Your hand might be with me, and You would keep me from evil so it might not hurt me! And God granted his request.” 1 Chronicles‬ ‭4:9-10‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

The Bible says and Jabez cried to God or call unto the Lord. It means Jabez invited God into his circumstances. It also means to inquire of the Lord to reveal to him that which is hidden.

The Bible says:

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you that you shall be no priest to Me; seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.” Hosea‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

With his mouth the godless man destroys his neighbor, but through knowledge and superior discernment shall the righteous be delivered.” ‭Proverbs‬ ‭11:9‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Ignorance is no excuse. The many challenges face by people in life is lack of knowledge. It is God’s will for His people to prosper (spiritually,materially and health wise) in every area of life. But prosperity does not happen automatically without knowledge.

When the Bible says Jabez cried to God, it means Jabez was asking God to shine His light in His darkness or revealed to him that which he is spiritually ignorant about his situation. Man lives in two worlds, the spiritual world and natural world. It’s the spiritual world that controls the natural world. Our natural circumstances says a lot about our spiritual state and until we have an inside from God about our spiritual state in relation to our challenges here on earth and also receive His divine assistance to change it, our natural circumstances will never change.

For that reason we must learn to always invite God daily in our walk with him. So that He can work through us to accomplish His purpose in our lives.

The reason why your present circumstances is not changing is lack of knowledge. That is why you must ask God to reveal to you that which is hidden as concern your present circumstances in Jesus name. So that through His divine assistance and your cooperation with Him(God), your circumstances will change in Jesus name.

Call to Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things, fenced in and hidden, which you do not know (do not distinguish and recognize, have knowledge of and understand).” Jeremiah‬ ‭33:3‬ ‭AMPC‬‬

Let’s pray together:

Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Word. Reveal to me that which is hidden concerning my circumstances, that I can cooperate with Your plan of change about it in Jesus name. Amen