At the CBA Show a man told me that he had tried to play the guitar for years without succeeding. He asked me if I thought my DVD’s could help him. I responded, “For starters, have you ever asked God to help you play the guitar?” He, with wide eyes of astonishment, said “No, I never have. It never even occurred to me to ask!” He then told me that he would do that.
Could it actually be true that we are supposed to lean on God and not on our own understanding? Is it really OK to pray about all things? Yes, I think that’s supported in Scripture.
“Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.” (Ps. 55:22) “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7)
I just have a gut feeling that this is a prayer God would delight in answering. If your purpose is to use the guitar to worship Him, don’t you think He might grant that request? If that’s the desire of your heart, ask Him. I bet it will surprise you how he does delight in answering requests that draw others close to Him!