A few hours after I had praised God for answered prayer, I was questioning why I ever believed my prayers were answered. It’s sometimes like that, isn’t it? We have our “high” and then we plummet. Then we get discouraged.
And please, don’t “correct” me with “God always answers prayers with “yes”, “no”, and “not now”. Let’s quit with the platitudes. Many Christians spout things they never even think about. They’ve heard someone else say it or they think they should say it to look “spiritual”. Jesus had a few words to say about the hypocrites who were doing the exact same thing.
Can we please quit doing that? Of course, I believe in answered prayer. I wouldn’t pray if I didn’t. But let’s also remember that God’s plans and purposes are often quite different from ours so answered or unanswered prayers isn’t even the issue at times.
I’ve studied the “greats” of…
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