Read this story & see if you can relate (probably not literally but in someway lol):
One day, a man was being chased by several robbers who wanted to kill him.
The man ran and took a shortcut into the woods and, in desperation, he said a prayer to God that went like this:
“God Almighty, send two angels from heaven to block their way or those bad guys will kill me!!!”
Suddenly, he heard the men getting closer to where he was hiding and, at that moment, a small spider appeared at the entrance of the trail.
The spider began to spin a web at the entrance of the trail. The man prayed again, but this time he was more desperate than before. He said:
“Lord, I asked you to send Your angels, not a spider. Please, place a strong wall at the entrance of this trail, so that these people will not come and kill me…”
He opened his eyes expecting to see a wall covering the entrance, but all he saw was the spider weaving a web.
The bad guys were about to enter the track when the man heard someone saying:
“Let’s take this shortcut.”
“No. Can’t you see the spider web? No one has entered this track. Let’s continue our search…”
Amazing right! God’s answer doesn’t always comes in the way we expect it. It’s only later on when we open our spiritual eyes that we can see that He indeed answered us.
Let’s not be discouraged when we don’t get something specific that we are prayer for, because if you are really servng God and using your faith, sooner or later he will bless you with what you wanted plus add ons.
Sometimes with exactly what we want, other times He surprises us with something greater; so that we end up appreciating and rating His unlimited power more.
Here are some bible verses to encourage you to keep praying and trust that God will answer you:
Commit your works to the Lord, And your thoughts will be established. Proverb 16:3 NKJV
The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. James 5:16 NKJV
The LORD hears his people when they call to him for help. He rescues them from all their troubles. Psalm 34:17 NLT
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