PRAYER: yes, no, later, and something better
“Call to Me
and I will answer you…”
I absolutely do believe that God answers prayer.
No doubt whatsoever in my mind. It’s all over Scripture, from the very beginning to the very last verse. Every story, every promise, every prophesy, and every teaching enforces the incredible, glorious truth that God answers prayer.
Problem is, He doesn’t always say Yes.
Just like when my grandson asks me for a handful of M&M’s. Sometimes I say, yes. In fact, I usually say yes (don’t tell his mom).
But sometimes I say, not now, later, after you eat your dinner.
And sometimes I say no.
No you can’t have M&M’s because they’ll make you hyper and crazy and grouchy and you’ll hit your brother and then where will we be?
And then there are those other times when I say no, because I have something much better in mind. Let’s hop in the car and go to Cold Stone and get us a big bowl of ice cream all smothered in M&M’s.
Which of those do you suppose Jude prefers?
And that’s the way it is with God too.
Sometimes He says yes,
Sometimes NO, and
Sometimes He’s got something better in mind.
But always, always, always, He answers prayer.
From my heart,
Has that ever happened to you? Has God not given you something you were absolutely certain you needed right now… only to find out that He had something far better on the horizon? Do old boyfriends come to mind? Or that house you bid on and lost but then you “happened” to find something beyond what you’d hoped?
Will you tell us about it? We need your stories to strengthen our faith!
Also, don't forget about the night in prayer tomorrow night!