Yesterday’s predicted snowstorm did not happen. We did have just a small dusting of sleet.
So last night I prayed that the Lord would give us just enough snow to cover things a little bit and make it look more beautiful.
This morning I woke up to this exact answer!
Why would God answer such a prayer? Maybe because He can? Maybe because He loves us and wants to wow us? Maybe because He delights in our excitement over His answer!
Sometimes we get discouraged because it seems like He isn’t answering our prayer.
I’m reminded by today’s answer to my prayer that He really hears all my prayers and is in the process of answering each one. Sometimes He is saying no if we are asking “amiss” (James 4:3) and sometimes He is saying wait.
Maybe it would be helpful if we looked at some of our prayer requests as projects to be completed instead of as immediate miracles to happen overnight.
Since God made us in His image, and we undertake projects that take a while to complete, why should we not expect that He may sometimes do the same?
Let’s put our full trust in Him as the project manager and worker and completer, and wait patiently and expectantly for His unveiling ceremony!
And remember, He is the one who gets final say on the blueprint. If it’s not exactly as we expected, we can be sure that it will be even better!
Today I am thankful for answered prayer! I’m thankful for the excitement of immediate answers, and I’m thankful for the projects that God is working on in my behalf. I’m thankful that He’s taking His time, doing it right, and that it will be more amazing than I can imagine when the unveiling ceremony takes place!
What about you? Do you get discouraged about what appears to be unanswered prayer? Did you ever consider that God is working on it behind the scenes? What speaks to you the most from the above ideas?