God does things that are amazing, things that can't be explained. Let me tell you a short story. I have a person who is very close to my heart. We did not speak too often for quite a while but in my heart I knew that that would change. Everyday I would pray. I would pray for a lot of personal things, but I would also pray that he would accept God in his life. That he would start to read the bible and he would become a man who had faith and hope.
Not that this guy was a bad guy by any means, I just knew though that deep down inside of him he had some issues, fear, worry and concerns that he really needed to deal with. He was not a religious person, I think he believed in God, but that was the extent that it went. He had no relationship.
So I prayed my prayers for a long long time. I mean over a couple of years. All of a sudden something bad happened and he got into some trouble. Now until you really get to know God you may not see things the way that I do and may not understand why I am dealing with this situation the way that I am.
Like I said I was never able to completely let him go out of my life. I never had any hard feelings for him, only good feelings and always wanted what was best for him. When this incident happened I was the first person he came to, besides his family. I was the one he confided in and who he wanted to stand by his side. Since this has happened he has begun a strong relationship with God.He is reading the bible and doing bible study groups. His faith has went from like not much to super strong in such a short period of time. Issues that needed to be addressed has been addressed. He is learning so much about himself and has changed the way he thinks about and how he sees things.
Though it comes with some hard times. the prayers that I prayed are being answered. And because they were answered I know that there is a reason why things went the way they did. God has a plan, and this is part of his plan. Knowing this makes it that much easier to cope with the hard circumstances surrounding it. But it will only make us stronger.
Point of my story is, though we may have to pray a long time for things that we feel in our hearts, God will answer. And though he may not answer in the way we expected, it does not mean that he did not answer. His way is better anyway. It will get us to where we need to be. It will give us the lessons we need to learn and the power and strength to get through. Never give up on what you feel in your heart. Those feelings are there for a reason.
I am so thankful to God for blessing me with the things that he has!