Many people with faith in their lives ask themselves how they are supposed to keep faith in God while waiting on their prayers to be answered. Well, it’s not until we begin to grow up that we learn to wait on His timing, rather than becoming impatient that His answers aren’t immediately available to us. The big question of whether we deserve answers from God isn’t the what most people worry about. It’s whether they will get any answers at all.
God can see a bigger picture over our lives than we can. Everything that we do and say are all perfectly designed and balanced to the end, and a big part of His plan includes working through our prayers. When you have billions of people all praying out for God, your prayer requests become part of the queue. Asking those around you; Sisters, the community, your church body and your family to pray for you can help to strengthen your prayers with God, but if you are unsure whether God is listening, you need not worry. We pray hard, and we want Him to hear us, and He promised over and over to hear His children - you are one of those children. God is listening and while we wait for God to answer our prayers, we must be patient and keep as faithful as possible to Him.
We don’t deserve to know the reasons behind His choices. We are His children, but we don’t get the privilege of understanding His plan or the reasons behind his decisions. When you sit and you wonder “why me?” you need to flip your thinking and think instead “why not me?”. When something isn’t going your way, you have to wonder why you don’t get to know the answers, but the only one who deserves any clarity immediately is God. He is the one who decides when and how to answer our prayers. While we wait for our answers, we must be patient and take stock of the blessings that we do have while waiting for the things that we want the most.
We are very lucky to be living in this world, even when it seems like life isn’t particularly fair. Keeping a prayer journal with the dates of the prayers made can help you to look back and see when God heard you. What we want always comes to us in time, when we are ready - and only God knows when we are ready to receive His blessing. Remember the scripture from Jeremiah 29:11? It says, “For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘Plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” God has promised you the hopeful future, all you have to do is take your faith and put it in his hands, and he will deliver us.
Pray hard, but never expect the answer. Be grateful and wait, and God will respond in time.
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