26 September 2010

answered prayer vs unanswered prayer

many people pray to be led to that special person, the one that they feel just might make their life complete. it has been a prayer request for many i know. God recently answered that prayer for my friend.

today, i will go to a bridal shower for a friend who will get married next month. this has been an incredibly fast journey for her, as she just met this man a few months ago.

she knows it's right,
he knows it's right,
and they know God has joined them and created this,
His answer to their prayers.

and it makes me smile to see such joy and elation on my friend's face, knowing that she will soon exchange vows with the man of her dreams (literally, but that's another blog entry).

she has received an answer to her prayer, praise the Lord!

but what do you do with those times/events when you don't receive the answer you're looking for or wanting?

do you launch into a solo of garth brook's "unanswered prayers"?

because, yes, sometimes i do thank God for those unanswered prayers....even when in the moment of it all, i desperately want it to go another way.

other times, i get angry for things not going the way i for see them to go....which is the control factor that i need to ease myself out of.

and through it all, God knows exactly which way it should go, even if it doesn't make sense to me in the here and now.

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