Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you the crown of life. ( Revelation 2:10 )
There are many times in this life when our faith is put to the test — times that we may even feel that God has abandoned us because a prayer isn’t answered the way we want it to be. Know that it is written; though now for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials, that the genuineness of your faith,being much more precious than gold that perishes, though it is tested by fire, may be found to praise, honor, and glory at the revelation of Jesus Christ. ( 1 Peter 1:6-7 )
Also know that sometimes what we pray for isn’t God’s will for us thus; This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. ( 1 John 5:14 )
You see, sometimes what we pray for would actually hurt us in the long run, and our Heavenly Father is protecting us from that. Other times we just can’t understand God’s ways for; No one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. ( 1 Corinthians 2:11 )
However, we do know He loves us very much, and would never abandon us or deliberately hurt us. So we must keep our faith knowing that God is with us and that no matter what happens He is in control!
Therefore it is important that, “we walk by faith, not by sight” ( 2 Corinthians 5:7 ), trusting that God knows what is best for us, even if a prayer isn’t answered the way we want it to be! Amen.
What say ye?