Saturday, May 14, 2016

Are you waiting for answers?

We had a thunderstorm this week.  We received 4 - 5 inches one night. Certain parts of town were flooded.  Flooding has happened all around the state of Texas this spring.

We have been praying for rain here for a long time.  We have seemed to have several years of drought conditions.  Rain is requested in prayers at church, and you see yard signs that say "Pray for Rain."

The rain ceased for a while Thursday morning and then started again in the afternoon. I opened the front door and looked out at our muddy yard full of puddles.  I thought to myself is this the answer to all those prayers for rain?

It reminded me that all those prayers for rain were answered.  God did not send the rain the moment the prayers were uttered last summer, but as I watched the rain fall I am reminded that He does answer prayers.  We collectively did not give up praying for rain just because it did not rain immediately.

What prayers are you waiting to be answered?  The answer may not come today or tomorrow but be sure God does hear and He will answer in His time.  Don't give up praying!

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Have a day of blessings!


Debby@Just Breathe said...

He does answer prayers and we are often impatient waiting but in His time he will answer them :)

Karen said...

I needed this reminder today. I sometimes get discouraged when I don't see immediate answers. I try to remember Corrie ten Boom's phrase: Nestle, Don't Wrestle!

Karen Del Tatto said...

Bethany, Thank you for sharing this encouraging post!

I was convicted that I am in a season of waiting, but I haven't been diligent about praying for the situations that I am waiting on. You see, they are both situations that will bring heartache. You have reminded me that my God sees and knows and that I can pray with all freedom and trust that He will give me the grace and strength to endure to the heartache when it finally does happen.

I leave your blog feeling blessed. :-)