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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Prayers are answered

Rose Tirkey

We pray daily, sometimes quietly and other times aloud. We pray for our near and dear ones’ health, direction and salvation in their times of distress and pain. But it’s not always that things happen the way we want them to happen. Despite our prayer, tragedies happen with all of us. What does this

mean? Didn’t God hear our prayer or didn’t He understand how much it hurt us? Does it mean that we stop praying and give up on God?
No. Prayer will be more vital now than it was earlier. God’s desire to hear from us is still alive. Faith is not demanding of what we want; but is trusting God’s goodness in spite of life’s tragedies. We grieve, we pray and we keep on praying. We should understand that God has His own ways and plans, which is much more supreme. When He takes away something from us, He wants us to have something better.

We need not question God’s ways to answer every call or prayer because we know that He will somehow, somewhere will not break our trust and someday will surely hear our request. It is for us to listen to Him and see the signs of His blessings on us. If we keep our eyes on our Lord, He will never take His eyes off us.

“He sees the Good Shepherd, bringing him to still waters.” It clearly pictures a quiet place, a retreat from the pressure of life, where we can rest in the presence of the Shepherd of our heart and be strengthened for what lies ahead. We beg and plead. God may never give us exactly what we ask for. But He may have something better in mind.

Keep on praying because He will surely answer one day. He will help us wait patiently and to trust Him for His good perfect answer. We know that in the pain and struggle of living without answer, we may find comfort in our Heavenly Father. Something beyond the tears, pain and loss; there is hope where there is praying.

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