I pray this encourages someone. The story below is an experience I had during the lockdown.
Earlier this year, February to be precise, I got a call from a senior friend to ask for the rate of raising poultry birds, I called my dad, he told me and immediately I forwarded the message to the brother. We started negotiating and finally we agreed on a price. He later said he will get back to me. I started to pray to God to give us the contract (it is a big one), after almost a month and I didn’t get feedback from the brother, I put a call through to him and he said he will not be able to work with us. I was not too happy and I felt that God had let me down. Then after the semester the lockdown started and I had to come home, I had forgotten about the contract and moved on. One evening(about 4 months later), a young man in my area came to my house, he looked quite familiar, so we exchanged pleasantary. He came to discuss with my dad about purchasing poultry birds. Funny enough, he wanted exactly the same number as the earlier prospective buyer. I could not hold back my joy. I was very surprised and as I thought about what had happened, I heard God say to me “always trust me”
So many times, you are just like me, you pray and it seems as though God didn’t answer your prayers and you feel so unhappy but I want to reassure you that this is not true. God is so much concerned about you, He may not give you what you want but He will surely give you what you need. Even if you don’t see it, He is definitely at work.
Everytime God sees the bigger picture, He answers our prayers, even though it might not be according to our desires, but it is to the best of our interest. When it seems as though our prayers are not answered we begin to lose hope. I understand that “hope deferred makes the heart sick; Prov 13:12” but I want to tell you that ” God’s ways are higher than our ways and His thoughts than our thoughts (Isa 55:8) “
Stop undermining God’s abilities. My God will use His glorious riches to give you everything you need. He will do this through Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19)
This is me saying, ask and you will get and when it seems as though God is silent, He is not. He is working out something for you, you may not see it but trust me God is not sleeping on your matter. Gracias.
My amazing editor added this: “Even when we don’t see it, Abba is working, when we don’t feel like He is nears, El Roi, He sees us, He is mindful of us”.