God's Good Answer
Who among you has prayed and felt like God wasn't listening and wasn't willing to answer your prayer. I have! Recently I was going through a difficult time; my prayers to God were more fervent, but the result of these prayers left me wondering if He cared or was even aware of the difficulty I was going through.
You see men, I believe we often mistakenly think that God is unaware of our need. Then we read a passage of scripture like Matthew 7:7-11 and we see that God is not unaware of our needs and, from His goodness, He will answer our prayers. But, even knowing this does not always erase the doubt that our prayers will be answered. Matthew 7:7-8 makes it clear that an answer is certain - “You will receive.” And even when we believe God will answer our prayer, we may still doubt that the answer is good. No need to doubt because we have a comforting affirmation of God’s kindness by Matthew 7:9-11 – “Your heavenly Father will give good gifts.” This is what happened to me during my difficult time. God did know my need, He did hear my prayers, I did receive an answer, and it was very good!
This Week’s Challenge: Where in your life do you need to continue to seek God? Continue to seek Him and have confidence that you will receive a good answer.