August 28, 2010
I am beginning to realize more and more that when I pray for certain issues – based on my expectations of God – and those issues turn out different than I expected, I am learning to look at the larger picture.
While I may pray for someone I care about to be spared health issues, or family issues or other aspects of life to be better…sometimes the answer to those prayers are that the people I pray for receive what it takes to endure those issues…or that God otherwise answers in a different way than expected.
When I think about it, I really want those folks to be spared the pain and suffering altogether, but deep down I inwardly desire for them to have a peace of soul.
Because when people have a peace of soul they are in a much better position to think rationally, to trust God more completely, to listen to how God wants to use them or even bless them…and when that happens people are more at peace and in a better position to understand how God might be trying to get their attention.