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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Unanswered prayer...

My prayer:

Awesome Lord of everything. What a great day you gave me. Rest, time to work on the book, opportunities to help people, what more could I ask for. I am so grateful for all that you do for me God.

I am struggling a bit in one area tonight though God. It seems like there are a lot of people, well maybe not a lot but several people in a row, who are telling me that praying, believing, standing on your promises are not working for them. They say they are doing everything they know how to do, that they are seeking you and they don't see changes. They don't see the things they are praying for being answered.

What do I tell them God? There is always the easy answer that you "always answer prayer but sometimes the answer is no." But these people are hurting. They think something is wrong with them and that is why you are not moving in their lives. I know that isn't true but what do I tell them. What would you want them to know?

I love you Daddy. Thank you for all that you do. Thank you for meeting every need in my life and thank you for always listening to me. I love you so much.

What God said tonight:
Interesting that your prayer is about others needs and desires not being met tonight and not about your own wants not being met yet. You know that the reason you are having trouble meeting their need, answering their questions is that there are things that you are still waiting on and that you sometimes still doubt whether I will make it happen in your life. Despite my reassurances, despite my promises, you still doubt sometimes.

What will it take to convince you that I am on your side, that I will always do what is best for you and that I will always do it at the exact right time? You will see as you go through life that there are many things that you will have to wait on. You will wait to increase your faith. You will wait to improve your character. Sometimes you will wait because what I have to give you will not be right or good until the right time.

When you are convinced that my promises are true every time and all of the time, you will know how to respond to people who are struggling. You will know what to say. Until then, bring me your doubt. Bring it to me so we can continue to eradicate it.

With doubt there is an open door for your enemy to get in. You can't afford that. Let's shut the door and get it right for your sake and so you can help others.

Darling daughter, I love you so much. I will do all that I can to convince you of that love. I will continue to show you the patterns and continue to move in your life. Write it down, remember it, let it grow your faith and let it erase your doubt.

You are in a position to be a true beacon and lighthouse but your doubt will not serve you well. Trust me and I will not let you down. Make the decision to trust every day, every minute, every second if you have to. I will honor that decision, I promise. I love you. Rest again, we have more to do tomorrow.


  1. God has uses prayer as a way to change me to conform to the image of Christ, when God does a work in me, my circumstances change.
    Marilyn you are walking with the Lord and He is walking with you revealing His heart everyday,in Him are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter.

    Surely the Lord GOD does nothing,
    Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.

  2. Correction; God uses prayer, sorry!
    This was an awesome post, what honesty and integrity, your vulnerability is refreshing and much needed in the body of Christ!

  3. Thanks Pastor Don! Your encouragement and ontime words mean the world to me!!