Wednesday, November 16, 2011


A good friend bemoans the fact that her earnest prayer hasn't been answered yet. I asked her how long... and she replied longgggg! And she added 'so what's wrong with God? doesn't he think my prayer worthy?' Whooah that's taking it too far.

Everything in life has its own allotted time and place and memory that would etch itself into life and living. (Something along that line which Ecclesiastes says so well.) There's no escaping that. Now you would ask me how that has something to do with her prayer. It's this. As hard as it may seem to understand how this works but strangely I think it works. (Believe me, I had some problems with that at the start but with the gifts of understanding and faith I have learned to see it now through the eyes of God.) Not always easy but it is worth trying for.

Time is what it's all about. Everything happens in its own time. The perfect time is not our time but that which God decides for you. And that time is when every factor of your life is in sync with the rest of the divine plan for your life. But He expects your participation in its granting.

You will get your dream but only after you have worked hard or honed your talent to deserve it when it comes.

You will get well but only after you have strengthened your faith and belief in the power of a God who heals. And further if you change bad habits detrimental to your well-being.

You will get your dream job but only after you have scoured all possible areas leading to it. And after you have kept up with the desire and persistence to land one.

You will find a good husband or wife but only after you have learned to love yourself first. Because how can you give something which you do not even have in full measure yourself? Be the person you want to see in others.

You will pass the important college exam but only after you have made yourself study hard and consistently have worked on good grades from day one. There are no short cuts to excellence.

You will overcome hurdles in whatever sphere of your life but only after you truly understand that it solely depends on you..... on your attitude towards life, on how you can understand that success or failure does work itself to make you come out even much better as a person. There is always something in either one that increases your worth and stature, it always adds up and not take away from you.

Your earnest prayers will be answered but only after you understand and understand all these very well ..... after all else has been considered --- after you have done your part --- after your faith has grown stronger with every moment that you prayed...... and when everything is in sync with His divine plan... you will have your prayer. Because God operates on the right timing ----- one that is especially right for YOU.

Oh yes, God sometimes makes exceptions... things called miracles. Blessedly wonderful things. Still it is good to ask from your simple humble human mind and heart with a faith that pleases a magnificent God so much more. Ending your prayer with 'Thy will be done here on earth as it is in heaven.'


  1. Eternal truth!!!!
    Thanks my freind Ellen, for this wonderful post!!!


  2. Pearl, what a lovely surprise to see you! Missed you; been quite a long time. Everything's well at your end I hope. I could only wish all the best for you in every sphere of your life. Blessings to you and your family.

  3. Thank you for a very thoughtful and thought-provoking post. I like the way you've pointed out that we can't offer a prayer and then sit back and wait for God to do everything. Prayer is important, but we need to do our part as well.
    Thanks, too, for visiting my site.

  4. WELCOME to the blog, seniorhiker/George! It was a pleasure cruising down your interesting blog. Loved the pictures you took of waterfalls. :-) Thank you for sharing the lovely pictures with us. Blessings to you and yours.

  5. so true Ms.Ellen..there are really situations in our lives where waiting is our only choice..God will surely give the desires of hearts..if it is according to His will, according to His plan and always on His perfect time.

    I have always believed this..God has never been late..He knows the exact time when we needed it.

  6. Beautifully said, Sie. You are correct... "God has never been late..He knows the exact time when we needed it." You are a powerhouse of faith. One that which rose from the trials of your life and brought you to your new place.. a happy one. But all because God loves you so much. He covers you with this love. Blessings to you, my friend.

  7. Greetings From Southern California

    Amen! Prayer is all about God's timing and not ours. It will all become clear when we enter into our eternal life and see Him.

    Take care and have a nice day :-)

    Thanks for your recent visit to My Blog

  8. Hi Ron! :-) Thanks for your lovely visit. Likewise back at you --- a very nice day and a very blessed one.


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