God’s Plans for You Are Bigger Than the Answer to One Prayer

So you’ve prayed. You’ve believed God would answer. But now the time for the needed answer has passed. Didn’t God hear you?  Did He say no and you missed it?

Perhaps you expected God’s answer to go one way and now the opposite thing has happened. The thing you most dreaded has actually taken place. It’s unbelievable. How could God so totally miss what you needed?

We often have our own agendas in our heads when we begin to pray about a situation. We can set expectations about how we want our prayers answered. We can also put time constraints on God as if we know better than He does WHEN we need our answer. Then we get discouraged when the outcome doesn’t meet our deadlines.

So here’s my question.

Is today His only day to work?

 For still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end—it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come; it will not delay.” Habakkuk 2:3

The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9

Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand.”Proverbs 19:21