Tuesday, March 4, 2008

What if the Miracle never comes ?

On Beloved Mama's blog she posed this question. I first ventured to respond to her, but then realized I had much more to say than would fit in a tiny box. Here are my thoughts....

His way, and Hi
C, great topic and question. Why? Why are some prayers answered and other hang out in limbo forever? I have not the answer to the why? However for me, it's truly getting God really IS in control.
I have hurts and prayers that have gone unanswered. But those hurts turn into a greater understanding of how it's always going to be God's plan, God's way, and ultimately God's will. I can rest and have peace. In Psalms 27:14 it says "wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage. Yes, wait for the Lord. ( and God would desine me as one with little patience, just my luck)
I have learned over the years that one thing remains true God does come through, and sometimes it takes many years later to bring that into a complete understanding. One prayer was never answered in my life. My first marriage being restored was the daily prayer and my husband divorced. OUCH!!!!
I look at the marriage I have now, the incredible moving impact that has had on my older two children and I would go through all that pain again, of my past, to see the lives of these two older kids. What the last five years have taught them. How could I have known, only God. I believe God uses our strength and courage to bring someone else along in thier life as part of a greater plan we no nothing about. So I try to be strong in the Lord and have courage with each passing day.
The other thing that speaks to me daily is God's word. When I struggle with not seeing the prayers being answered I am always amazed how God speaks to me. I have significant unresolve with my parents. This has pained my heart for years for there seems to be nothing I could do to find favor in them. I ached in my heart over this prayer going unanswered. One day I woke up and said to Jesus..."why oh why does this continue? It's my turn Jesus, where is my miracle?" I went on with my quiet time and this is the verse that happen to be in the same chapter of the verse listed above. Psalms 27:10 For my father and my mother have forsaken me, but the Lord will take me up". Is that my miracle? I believe it is God's way of reminding me that he has taken up my pain, my hurts and I can rest in His arms. To this day I truly have peace, love, grace and understanding of my parents. God also provided that same week of having read that Proverb for the first time an 84 year old woman. Who is now 89 years old and carries on as if she were my mother. But wait, my prayer for healing with my parents, where is that miracle? I say to myself...."honey God gave you the things you would need for right now". I accept and I get that it will always be God's plan, God's way, and His will.


  1. Thank you for sharing this. It is beautiful! I also scrolled down a bit to read about your little boy who was deaf before the implant. I LOVE teaching little children sign language and I am also so thankful to God for the miracle of technology and the implants that are available now! Praise the Lord!

  2. God not only knows what we need... but who we need! (missed you today)

  3. I can so relate on the strained parent relationship... with my Dad.
    I've enjoyed reading your post. Thanks for commenting and visiting my site. I left you something there today...so come on by. Have a blessed day.

  4. Things that make you go hmmm. I think about in Hebrews where faith is described about our fathers and think of the prayers that seemed unanswered. It's all in His timing and not ours. Something I can never get my brain wrapped around.

  5. Don't lose hope in God. Keep on hanging on to Him and doing what is right.

    I was encouraged with your testimony, it is something we all have felt at one time or another about prayer, for there is not temptation taken you but such as is common to man...

    May your relationship with your parents be restored, amen.


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