Is God able to give you what you need?
“My God shall supply all your need…” – Philippians 4:19
Can God take care of you? Can God answer your prayers? The answer is yes, but sometimes He chooses not to do it for your good. The Lord knows what is best for you. I have learned to thank God for the prayers that He did not answer when I was younger. A child does not understand why he cannot have everything he wants, but as he grows older he understands that the parent did what was best for him. God answers all prayers, and sometimes His answer is, No. You may not like it, but Father always knows best.
I recently read this thought, “I asked God to grant me patience. God said, No. Patience is a by-product of tribulations, it isn’t granted, it is earned. I asked God to give me happiness. God said, No. I give you blessings. Happiness is up to you. I asked God to spare me pain. God said, No. Suffering draws you apart from worldly cares and brings you closer to me. I asked God to make my spirit grow. God said, No. You must grow on your own, but I will prune you to make you fruitful. I asked God for all things that I might enjoy life. God said, No. I will give you life so that you may enjoy all things. I ask God to help me love others, as much as He loves me. God said…Ahhh, finally you have the right idea!”
Examples of Wrong Prayers: What if God had answered the prayers of Moses, Elijah, Jonah and even Paul as they prayed to die. God usually answers prayers four ways: 1. Yes 2. No 3. Not now 4. You must be kidding!
Remember, waiting is also in the will of God.
“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength;
they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run,
and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” – Isaiah 40:31
Sometimes things may not happen the way you expect. You do not understand why certain prayers are not answered. God has the right to do as He pleases. He is too wise to be wrong and too good to be bad. God not only directs your steps but also your stops. There are times that God says “go” and times He says “no.” Trust God and you will be glad you did.
Learn to trust God in all things at all times