Sunday, November 10, 2013

Waiting Again for an Answer

Christians praying in Goma, DR of Congo.
Christians praying in Goma, DR of Congo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up.

Psalm 5:3

King James Version (KJV)

         I want something badly.  This thing that I want has been in my prayers a lot lately.  When I wake up in the morning and before I go to sleep at night I pray for this one thing among the many other things for which I pray.  I hope God is not getting upset with me for bugging Him about this one thing so much.

         We are told throughout the Bible to pray for our heart's desires. But our prayers must be within the will of God.  We can't just pray for any old thing and expect to get it.  Not all things are good for us to have and sometimes the time is not right for our prayer to be answered.   

          Maybe I won't always get what I want, but I'll get what I need.  God will bless me with the things He wants me to have.  That's more important than what I want.  All prayers are answered according to God's will.

           Next time you think that God hasn't heard your prayer, just remember that "No" is an answer.   God knows better than you what's best.

Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 12:12

New International Version (NIV)

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  1. Thanks for sharing this truth, Lee. Reminds me of "the prayer that never fails" that Jan Karon mentions in her Mitford books--"Lord, Your will be done."

  2. >>... Maybe I won't always get what I want, but I'll get what I need.

    What do you need, Lee? Another Rolling Stones album?

    No, seriously, that is so true. In fact, I need to be satisfied with that sentiment because it is now clear to me that, in this life, I am not going to get any of the things I want. I always have gotten, however, and believe I always will get, what I truly need.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

    POSTSCRIPT: What is it you want, Brother Boid? I will buy it for ya.

  3. I've been waiting for an answer as well. I'm not enjoying the wait but I'm trying to learn from it. God is teaching me to be patient and the importance of prayer. When I begin to feel that I can't go on one more day, I remember that He has plans for me. I just need to surrender and trust Him completely. Thanks for sharing.

  4. God definitely does know our needs, and I think we also have to understand that it might not be packaged the way that 'we expect' when he gives us the answers, and we need to think outside of the box - he will always give us more than we can ever ask for or expect, thanks for sharing. Blessings

  5. Trust is such an important part of our relationship with God. So is bugging Him. Personally, I think He likes the extra attention sometimes…kind of like my dad used to when he'd smile and tell me "no" anyway. It was part of our relationship and how we interacted with each other. My kids do the same thing to me, and honestly, sometimes they're nagging is the thing that makes me smile biggest.


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