Sometimes, through prayer and looking back, God lets us see how our lower story fits into His upper story.
Other times, life doesn’t make any sense at all. Prayers go unanswered, dreams die, and we don’t know why.
It leaves us with a question to wrestle with.
If the dream you’re praying for with all your heart is not answered the way you’re asking for, will you still love God?
The quick answer is of course I will.
But think about it. What are you praying for with all your heart?
A change in a particular situation?
For a child to come home or a loved one to come to faith?
I don’t know what you may be going through, or if you’ve wrestled with this question. I have, and I can tell you, it takes continued prayer and looking to Him for all that I need. It takes laying down what I want and accepting God’s Will.
If you never find that perfect someone…
A child isn’t in God’s plan for you…
The situation does not change…
The child doesn’t return home or the one you’re praying for doesn’t come to faith…
If the disease and pain persist and healing doesn’t come…
Will you still love and follow Jesus?
Can you accept God’s Will in your life over your own?
More than just nodding your head and agreeing, will you tell Him?
Jesus, you know my prayers, my dreams, my greatest desire…I lay these before you now. If it is not in your plan for me to have __________, I will still love You. I will still follow You. If my dream dies and my prayer goes unanswered, I will not turn away from You. Even if __________ never happens, I will always love You. Amen.
This is our last chapter “Home…I Have a Future” in our study of Sheila Walsh’s book The Shelter of God’s Promises. Whether you’ve followed the study or visited on occasion, please feel free to leave any feedback you may have in the comments section.
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