My Musings – God answers all the prayers of His children, they just may not be what we expected. To me it seems that His answers fall into four broad categories:
No – God is not arbitrary, capricious nor vindictive. After all, do we give our children everything that they ask for? If not, isn’t there usually very good reasons? When the answer to our prayers appears to be no, we can be sure there is a good reason. Instead of questioning His good intentions we should search our motives and our heart to make sure they are in line with God’s will.
Wait – Sometimes, we conclude that the answer is no because it does not come when we want it or expect it. It could be that God has determined that the answer is yes, but the timing is not right. His timing is always best.
Yes – When we ask, when our motives are pure, when the timing is right and it is in line with God’s will, we have the assurance that the answer will be yes.
Better – Sometimes God has something even better to answer our prayers with. After all, He is able to do abundantly more than we can think or imagine. In these cases, if His answer was simply yes, we would miss out on even greater blessings.
My Advice – Make sure your motives are pure and that what you request is not in obvious conflict with God’s will. Then trust Him to do what is best, even if you cannot see it right away.