Unusual Answers to our Prayers
Posted here is the sermon delivered at Borivali Assembly on 13th August 2017.
Passage of Reference:
Psalm 46:10– He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
Genesis 16: 9– The angel of the Lord told her, “You must go back to your mistress and submit to her authority.
Genesis 16: 13 So she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, “You are ‘God who sees,’ because I have truly seen the one who looks after me.”
Psalm 32: 8– I will instruct you and teach you in the way which you should go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
We often pray with a rightful conviction that our God with infinite resources and omnipotence can answer all our prayers instantly and immediately. This feeling is further cemented by our lifestyle in a fast-pace world, where we are spoiled with instant gratification and instant responses. In turn we desire quick answers, quick fixes and expect that God too will rush through our prayers.
But in the Bible, God often demanded his saints to wait on Him; testing and trying their patience. Moreover, He sometimes desires to change us rather than the situation we want to be changed. Sometimes He answers our prayers discreetly, demanding our closeness and nearness to Him. These unusual answers to our prayers is yet another display of God’s love and parenting of His children