“Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.” ~ Garth Brooks
Instead of giving up hope when prayers aren’t answered, we should be thankful. This may seem kind of backwards but I believe it.
For instance, I can’t imagine where I would be if God answered all my prayers.
Let’s go way back to elementary school for a second. Back then, I had these two amazing friends. We would do everything together. However, they both ended up moving away. At the time, it was hard to let go of my best friends. We tried to keep the relationship going, but eventually we lost touch, getting caught up in our own busy lives.
It was a hard time for me. But looking back now I can’t help but wonder who I would have been had they stayed. What is frightening is that, I’m not sure I would have developed such a strong relationship with Christ had my friends stayed. We are so different now. I don’t regret the time I spent with these two girls because we had a lot of fun as kids. Knowing that God opened a different door for me, one where God’s the biggest part of my life, I wouldn’t change anything.
So maybe God doesn’t answer every prayer. But so what! God has something better in store for us.
Besides, doesn’t that show that God is in control and not us. He makes our plans. We can try to make our own plans but we will just end up worst off. Only God knows what’s best for us.