Monday, August 21, 2006

God is working on me

Sometimes I don't feel like God hears my prayers. Sometimes I think God is angry with me and won't answer my prayers. But this week God has certainly heard me. I was thankful and happy for His help in time of need-a practical matter, I lost something, and now it is found.

I also requested that the Holy Spirit would remind me when I committed particular sins. But I forgot that God's answer might not be quite what I had in mind.

Ask and you shall receive.

It hurts. But I know God loves me. My Father chastens the ones He loves.

2 comments:

Wholesome Works said...

"It hurts. But I know God loves me. My Father chastens the ones He loves."

Amen!

I have many struggles of my own, and God's answer to the kind of prayers that asks to purged of sin can be difficult.

Thank you for this post. Although it is short, it speaks multitudes to my soul.

Zachary

Elizabeth Ellen Moore said...

God always answers our prayers, but you are right -- they aren't usually answered the way we think they will be.

I am always amazed when something happens that is in direct answer to prayer. God is good, so although answered prayer can be both encouraging and painful it is always good!