When God Answers Prayer

I spent Labor Day afternoon relaxing and also wrote my posts for Tuesday, Wednesday and yesterday. I am glad we can schedule when we want posts to publish. It ended up being a good thing that I wrote and scheduled posts because if I hadn’t. I may not have had posts those days.

Tuesday I was hit with the worst Fibromyalgia flare up that I have had. My pain on a scale of 1 to 10 was a 12. I managed to teach my morning class but came home after that and spent nine hours laying in bed. Wednesday was a little better and yesterday a little better. I am actually writing this Thursday, so don’t know what it will be like today Friday.

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As I was laying in bed Tuesday, I prayed to ask God to just take me home to heaven and that I was done with my work here. I managed to get out of bed for a while Tuesday evening and when I checked my Facebook, I had a message from someone who I used to share Jesus with.

” Hi Matt, how are you doing? I hope everything is okay with you. I’m so sorry that I haven’t been able to keep in touch with you for a long time. I think God is telling me that I should send you this message. I’ve been in depression since last winter and I’ve just felt better in June. Every day was hard for me. I woke up in the morning with the question in mind that why I was still alive, went to bed at night with thought that I could never wake up again. God saved me. I was struggling, and I kept praying. I have never prayed with such a devotion in my life. God wants me to live so he can show me his love. I remembered you always told me that God loved me, but to be honest with you, I didn’t quite understand. I know God loves me and I can still see or feel it in my life. I just don’t understand why. I didn’t see the value of myself that God sees. Long story short, I want to let you know how I’m doing and I hope you wouldn’t mind me sending you this long message “

God was letting me know there is more for me to do in this life. If God had taken me home to heaven, that would have been great. I mean nothing here in this life compares with heaven. However, God let me know he has a purpose for me being here.

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When God answers prayers, he answers knowing what is best for us and in ways that will get our attention. God knows that having a friend from another country send me a message would get my attention right away. He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows how we are wired and how to get our attention.

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

36 thoughts on “When God Answers Prayer

  1. We have no idea how many times God has intervened in our life to help us. When we seek out to him, we can feel him. The truth is God is always with us, within us, as long as we are breathing. Thank you !

  2. God answers to prayers to us sometimes might be like he’s turning a deaf ear, but if we can be patient enough, we would see how lovely his responses is to us. God answers prayer always. ❤

  3. God knows exactly what we need! He answers our prayers in His way at the perfect time. I’m thankful you’re still here and that He has a purpose for your life big brother! ❤️

  4. May God’s love and healing lessen your pain and continue to give you hope. The note was a lovely reminder that you are needed to be God’s hands and feet. Blessings!

  5. “God was letting me know there is more for me to do in this life. If God had taken me home to heaven, that would have been great. I mean nothing here in this life compares with heaven. However, God let me know he has a purpose for me being here.”

    So beautifully and powerfully expressed ….. yes God is a purposeful, loving God! And I thank Him for having blessed our WP Family with YOU!!! ❤️💙💛💚💜💙💛💚💜❤️💛

  6. Amen. This is such an inspiring post. Your work is not finish on earth. God has a great purpose for your life. I will continue to pray that God will heal you. His grace is sufficient in your weakest moments.

  7. Wow. God is just too Good!.

    I remember days when I felt like “who was reading my blog and was I making any impact at all” a while back, and it happens to be also that on these days, I have thoughts of “if there is no audience or impact made, then maybe I should put it on hold etc” and someone will be prompted to send me a DM.

    God is always a Present help in all days, seasons and phases of our lives.

    I believe you are good and hearty now big bro.

  8. Our Father is so faithful. Who can comprehend a love that knows each of us by name, the number of hairs on our head, and on and on. Thank you for sharing your life and walk with us, it serves as great encouragement. ♥

  9. Oh Big Brother, we have all had those kinds of days, wishing we were already at home with our Lord! But God says He’s not finished with you yet! There is work yet to do for those hands! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

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