Condensed Stories From Signville, USA
By Hannah Coburn
(For the full story see SilentWordMinistries.org)
12. Yes, No and Later!
Kim opened the door and came into Jim’s bedroom. “Mom and Dad are mad at each other again,” she signed. Jim looked down at his cast. He still had to wear it. His leg was getting better, but it was slow. “I know,” he signed. “You and I can pray for Mom and Dad.” He was excited. “We can pray they will trust Jesus to save them.”
The next day at Dave’s house, Kim signed small, “I don’t want to go home.” Dave’s mom looked at her. Kim looked sad. Dave’s mom walked over and gave Kim a hug. “What’s wrong?” she signed to Kim.
“Last night Mom and Dad were mad at each other.” A tear came down Kim’s cheek. “Jim and I prayed for Mom and Dad. We prayed they would trust Jesus to save them, but nothing happened. Today Mom and Dad are mad at each other again. God did not answer our prayers.”
Dave’s mom pushed Kim’s hair out of her face. “God answers prayer. Sometimes God says “Yes,” sometimes God says “No,” and sometimes God says “Later” or “Not now!” God knows what is best for you, and God does what is best for you.”
Did you know God always answers your prayers? If you have trusted Jesus to save you, God gives the best answer to your prayers. Sometimes God says “Yes,” sometimes God says “No,” and sometimes God says “Later.” Maybe you don’t understand, but God always does what is best for you. Romans 8:28 says “And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose (who are saved).” God gives the best answer to your prayers.