Faith and prayer is not about ultimately getting what I want ... it's about trusting that no matter what the outcome, it will be God's will that will ultimately be done ... and to rejoice in that. A true test of whether faith is maturing is seen in our response to God when our prayers aren't answered. Do I still trust Him? Do I still believe that He is always good and that His ways are always best (even if it's not the way I wanted it to be)?
Just something that's been on my mind recently ...
PS. The picture above is the view from our living room. There was a double rainbow the other day ... God's reminder that He is faithful to His promises ... always. =)
Seizing Your Divine Moment: Dare to Live a Life of Adventure
By Erwin Raphael McManus