“The LORD works out everything to its proper end— even the wicked for a day of disaster.” Proverbs 16:4 (NIV)
What does answered prayer look like? Answered prayer may look like exactly what you want, desire, need or it could look totally different from what you are thinking. The Bible say,
“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts”. Isaiah 55.9 (NIV)
Does this mean God is going to say no to a request? Not always. He maybe saying this is what you need instead of that. This is what lines up with His will for you. And let’s be real about it, sometimes God does say no. As Believers we know that God’s will for us is the best thing for us. So we trust Him. We expect God to be God in our lives. We depend on God for all things small or big.
Answered prayer may manifest in many different ways. In our imperfection we see things with a short view or a skewed view.
I pray that as Christians, born again Believers, we will be open to the ways God responds to our prayers and as we wait on Him, let us rejoice with praise coming from our hearts and on our lips.
Peace & Blessings,
©Barbara J Couch, MDiv., 6.11.17