I’ve had a lot of prayers answered in my time and I’ve had a lot of unanswered prayers too.
Unanswered prayers serve the purpose of leading me to the ultimate gift—peace of mind and heart. A peace that comes from trusting God with EVERY aspect of my life.
I’m not saying that this is easy to do. It’s a constant battle of my will vs. His best. But when I stop fighting, there is a peace and an absence of fear. Peace of mind and soul is much better than a temporary “yes.”
And if there’s one thing I have learned by now it’s what God says in Isaiah 55:8, “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, declares the LORD.”
God knows what’s best for us far better than we do. He even withholds “good” things from us because He sees the bigger picture. He knows what’s coming down the road in our lives. He knows how to help us grow. He knows what experiences we need so we can help others in a deeper way.
I have learned :
If you can’t be content with what God had given you today, you won’t be content with what he will give you tomorrow.