Tuesday, May 22, 2012

May 22, 2012 ~ Prayer Relief

But certainly God has heard me;
He has attended to the voice of my prayer.
Psalm 66:19

Alka-Seltzer created a jingle “plop plop, fizz fizz, oh what a relief it is” back in 1953.  Over the years it has resurfaced and brings with it a little nostalgia for anyone old enough to have heard it. It reminds me of the sweet bliss of relief when God answers my prayers.

God does not always say “yes” to me. He sometimes says “no” or “not yet” or I have something better in mind.” But no matter how He responds, there is such a relief for me when He does answer. It relieves my heart of wondering what to do, where to go. I seek Him in my plans because my past shows me His ideas for my life are so much better than mine.

Even as I trust the Lord with my life, my humanness often gets in the way while I am waiting. I sense myself tap, tap, tapping as I wait and catch myself quickly. I try to refocus on other things that I need to accomplish so I am not consumed with the waiting process.

It is my tapping that reminds me that God has a perfect plan for me.  Jeremiah 29:11 is the all time great reminder of the plans that are designed for the people who have given their lives to Him. I know that He will answer me at the right time and bring relief.


What prayers have you heard God answer differently than you expected He would? Did you soon understand His answer or did it take some time?

Today, think about the “top-priority” prayer you have. Ask God to help you stop tapping your foot in impatience and to give you extra grace in the waiting process. Ask Him for relief.


Lord, thank you for answered prayer! I feel sweet relief and delight that You love me so much to open windows, close doors and direct me along other paths.Oh what a relief it is to have You answer my prayers.

Trusting in Him,

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1 comment:

  1. Great message today! Life is not always about us, and what we want! There may be other plans, and we have to wait for what HE wants us to do.