Thoughtful Tuesday

God’s 3 Answers to Your Prayers:

(1) Yes.
(2) Not yet.
(3) I have something better in mind.

I love this quote. I used to have it hanging beside my desk. I think this is an awesome perspective to have. If you feel like God is not hearing your prayers, let me assure you that He is. (1 John 5:14-15, 2 Chronicles 7:14-15, Psalm 55:17, Matthew 7:7-8). God isn’t on our time table. He moves in His time which is always at the right time. He is never late. You may feel like everything is coming down to the wire but God is not surprised by your situation and He has already supplied the answer. If your praying for something that you don’t get, it’s not because God is mean or He isn’t hearing you. God never says no just out of spite. What you’re praying for may not be in your best interest. God in all His wisdom and knowledge knows what we need and when we need it. He knows our deepest desires better than we do and He has good things planned for us that are better than we could ever ask or imagine. (Jeremiah 29:11, Ephesians 3:20) Sometimes we have to let go of the things we want and trust that God’s plan is infinitely better than the dreams and desires we are releasing to Him. It all comes down to trust. Do you trust God to give you His best and really believe that His will for your life is better than your own? I think if we start looking at our prayers from this perspective, we will be hopeful and expectant rather than frustrated and discouraged.

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