God’s Answers To Our Prayers

For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome. ~ Jeremiah 29:11

Praise!!! Unspoken prayers answered! God is so faithful all the time.

The key, in life, as well as in answered prayer, is understanding that God ALWAYS answers our prayers – sometimes it’s what we want – a big “yes”, sometimes it’s “no”, and other times – “not right now”.

Just as with our kids, (even more so, you know, since He’s God) God sees upcoming events, circumstances, and possibilities that we cannot see. He answers our prayers in the way that a parent answers requests from a child – with the best interest of the child at heart.

I love what David A. R. White’s character in “God’s Not Dead” says, “God gives us exactly what we would ask for, if we knew what He knows.” Think about that for a minute.

If Joseph would have known the greatness he would have aspired to (by God’s hand), it would have been easy for him to endure and trust God through what he had to go through, but, that would have been knowledge and sight, not faith…

Real faith in God – trusting Who He is and What His Nature reveals about Him – would be easy if all of our prayers were answered the way that we would want them answered.  No, real faith, where the rubber meets the road, is choosing to see God’s hand in the answers that we don’t want – the “no”‘s and the “not-right-now”‘s.

 

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1 Comment »

  1. Sharon Said:

    Right with you


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