Thursday, 10 September 2009
In good company
When it comes to dealing with Unanswered prayers, we mustn't feel alone. Countless believers struggle with this on a daily basis, but there were also many Biblical characters who had to come to terms with prayers that were never answered.
Here are just a few:
Moses, David, Job, Jonah, Elijah, Habakkuk, Jeremiah, Paul and even Jesus himself.
After Paul pleaded 3 times for God to remove the 'thorn' in his flesh (and God didn't), Paul wrote these words...
"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." - 2 Corinthians 12:9
Sometimes that's all we are left with - God's sufficient Grace. Not an answer to our pleas, but plenty of Grace.
Jesus' prayer for Unity amongst believers (John 17) is one of those prayers that is still to be answered completely. Although, this may seem a little depressing, it can be a sign of hope. It offers us a hope that some of our 'Unanswered Prayers' may still be answered one day.
In the end, Prayer is a mystery. In fact, God is a Mystery. That is why Job said:
• Job 11:7 - Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
Comforted by Grace,