often answers prayer in the following
you may have it.
that is not good for you.
I have something better for you.
grace is sufficient for you
(2 Cor. 12:9).
He answers yes, its easy to
say, Praise the Lord!
But when He says otherwise, we have
a hard time finding reasons to praise
we dont take no
for an answer, and we keep praying!
Or we look for a reason why He didnt
answer our request. But Scripture
never says God will give us exactly
what we ask for every time. He is
sovereign. He has the right to say
no according to His
infinite wisdom. Oftentimes, its
for our protection.
God wants to answer our prayer,
but the timing isnt right.
As I reflect on my life, I realize
that if God had answered certain
prayers according to my schedule,
I would have missed His best in
every single case. He may have been
waiting for me to grow spiritually
in some area so that I could more
fully experience the blessings He
had in store (Eph. 1:3). Again,
He is sovereign, and His timing
also answers My grace is sufficient.
We may pray for years, yet our circumstances
remain unchanged. God seems unresponsive
and heaven is silent. In many cases,
the problem isnt the length,
intensity, or nature of our prayers.
Oftentimes, God is up to something
we dont know about, something
much bigger than we were expecting.
Something that may require a different
answer than the one we anticipated.
rest assured that if God isnt
removing your particular thorn,
His grace is sufficient. By an act
of our will, we can decide to trust
that God knows what Hes doing,
even when theres no logical
or rational explanation for our
circumstances. The Father is not
offended when we ask, Why?
But Hes overjoyed when we
trust Him, even though He may choose
not to explain.
always answers the prayers of His
children. As we learn to pray, we
will learn to discern His methods.
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