Monday, 7 September 2009
A lighter side of unanswered prayer
We are often left scratching our heads when some of our prayers only seem to encourage silence from heaven. We know that God does hear our prayers, as often they are answered. However, when we get 'no reply' we become perplexed.
Garth Brooks (yes, the country singer) sings a song called 'Thank God for unanswered prayers!' He recounts in the song, how he used to plead with God to melt the heart of his high school sweetheart. He was gutted when this never happened. However, when he saw how his 'sweetheart' turned out later in life, he was grateful that God hadn’t answered his prayers. That’s why he wrote the words,
“Just because he doesn’t answer, doesn’t mean he doesn’t care. Some of God’s greatest gifts are unanswered prayers.” – Garth Brooks
We will never fathom the mystery of unanswered prayer, but we must get to a place of being 'at peace' with God's decision.
Rest in God's Grace,
P.S. The photo is for all of you Country Music fans!