Mothers, do you ever feel like God has forgotten you? Maybe He is preoccupied with more important concerns? I fight feeling this way at times. Psalm 13:1 says, “How long, Lord? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?”
Mothers, sometimes you may pray specifically, other times you may pray broader and more generally. Whenever I pray, I have a verse like John 14:14 in the back of my mind. “You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.” Knowing that you are praying for things in the name of Christ, the chances of them being answered are pretty good, right? Yet it is so easy to become frustrated after a few weeks when your prayers appear to go unanswered.
You are not alone in this way of thinking. In Psalm 13, David grew weary of God apparently ignoring him. I’m sure you can identify with David’s feelings. Even though many of your prayers are answered in an obvious way, there are some that seem to go unanswered. Why is this you may ask? Why are some prayers answered and others seemingly go ignored?
I believe there are two answers to this question:
1. God’s plan 2. God’s timing
God has a plan for each of us that is beyond what we can see. Answering our prayers is one way for God to work that plan. However, for those prayers to be answered, they must be consistent with His plan.
Today, mothers as you wait on God’s answer to your prayers. Remember, God’s plan occurs in His time which the Bible describes as “perfect”. And things in this life occur when God needs them to, not when we want them to. Even though God views each of our lives as significant, the time that our lives occupy is not. We perceive time far differently than God. So even when prayers appear to be unanswered, they just may not be answered… yet. God knows what’s best for you and exactly what you need. You can take comfort in this today.
The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; Lamentations 3:25
Yahweh, I give You all the glory and praise that is due to Your great name. Father, You are so faithful. Thank You Lord, for answered prayers and for granting me the desires of my heart. Glory to God in the highest heaven, and on earth, and let there be continued peace within my heart for my home, my family and my life. In Jesus’ name Amen
1. What are your expectations when you pray? What happens when those expectations are not met?
2. How does God’s faithfulness to you impact your view of Him and your view of prayer in general?
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