Unanswered Prayer

I had a pretty intense prayer session with God recently. I was quite hopeful, even almost certain, that God would answer in a positive way. But as of right now, the answer hasn’t been what I had anticipated.

It’s really difficult when this happens. It sometimes makes you (or at least me) doubt God, wonder if you prayed the right way, and maybe even get a bit angry. The truth is, I don’t know why God didn’t answer my prayers the way I was hoping. But I DO know that He is in control, that He knows what’s best, and that He is working things out for my good as I love and trust Him.

God sees the big picture, and I don’t. I really just need to trust Him right now.

Is there something that you’ve been praying for, hoping for with all of your heart, that hasn’t been answered the way that you’d like? Don’t give up. Keep asking. Keep seeking. Keep knocking. And keep surrendering to His will. He won’t give His children a stone when we ask for bread (Luke 11:1-13 NKJV).

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Lay Down Your Burdens

Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.”

~ Matthew 11:28-30 (NLT)

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