I can’t count how many times I’ve prayed, waited, prayed some more, and then when my prayers weren’t answered when I expected, I automatically assumed God did not love me. (silly me)
I couldn’t understand why everyone around me was being blessed and my prayers were going unheard. Some of the things I was praying for two years ago, I can honestly now sit back and laugh about. If I had my way, I would probably still be with my ex dealing with the same issues I was dealing with two years ago. But thank God… He knows all and sees all. He knows what’s best for us without a doubt. Sometimes we know too, but we refuse to see the situation for what it is.
Are you praying with an open mind? Knowing that even if God doesn’t give you exactly what you want or who you want, you’ll be okay because you trust His will. Knowing that the medical report you received, is not your death sentence because God has the final say. He loves you unconditionally and His blessings are not always in what He gives, but sometimes in what He takes away.
If God took away every ‘problem’ that we encountered, as soon as we prayed, we would never have to exercise our Faith or know how it feels to overcome them. You can’t have a victory without winning the battle, just as you can’t have a testimony without passing God’s test.
You don’t have to be perfect to receive God’s blessings. Even though we sometimes don’t deserve them, He’s merciful. That my friend is called grace. He loves you on your best day, your worst day, and any other day!