People who pray don’t always know how God will answer their requests. I have two friends who have specific requests for their children but do not know how God will answer them.
One of them, an online writing friend, summed it up this way: “We are placing ourselves and this need in the grace and mercy of God”
My other friend, a local lady, has asked for prayer about her son’s legal circumstance. She and I are praying and waiting for God to intervene in this situation.
We all have circumstances in our lives to which we don’t know the outcome. We can only see what is in front of us. Another friend says it this way: “Only God can see around corners.”
My thought on this is that we can only see a small segment of what God sees; we see a pixel and He sees the big picture.
As I stated in another blog entry, we have to trust God. This means we have to trust Him with our prayers and what He does with them. Sometimes, we don’t get the outcome we desire but we have to remember that God is sovereign and He can do what He wants to with our prayers and even with us.
I am praying for a request for myself and a request for my church. There again, I can only trust the LORD for His answer and His resolution of my concerns.