Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Prayer without Answers


"Dejection springs from one of two sources- I have either satisfied a lust or I have not. Lust means- I must have it at once. Spiritual lust makes me demand an answer from God, instead of seeking God Who gives the answer. What have I been trusting God would do? And today- the immediate present- is the day, and He has not done it; therefore I imagine I am justified in being dejected and in blaming God. Whenever the insistence is on the point that God answers prayer, we are off the track. The meaning of prayer is that we get hold of God, not of the answer."
-Oswald Chambers, My Utmost for His Highest, Feb. 7

I read this devotional last night and immediately felt conviction. I'm not sure about you, but I have a lot of prayers that I want to be answered now. But now hasn't quite come and it looks as if more waiting is in our future. I am thankful to have to opportunity to even have the option to have heart surgery. Right now though, it's creating a lot more questions than we have answers for. Eventually I'll be able to blog about all of it, but for now, please take the time to get hold of God on our behalf. We covet your prayers and know that the answers will eventually come. Our joy will be the depths He takes us in this process.

Thank you for walking this journey with us.

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