It is important that our prayers be honest and truthful. It is so easy to praise God when things go our way, a family member is healed or our new job peeks over the horizon. But what happens when God asks us to wait, or even says “No”? Do we place a no-care onus on the Divine?
Blessing means to accept the hopeful fact that God may have a surprise in store that is infinitely more than we dare expect and to surrender to God’s plan, believing without a doubt that God cares for us and loves us beyond all telling. With praise on our lips, can we leave the outcome of our fervent prayers in God’s hands and Christ’s heart?
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