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A Whispered Answer
In I Kings 19:11-13, Elijah is despondent and has given up.
Elijah believes he is the only believer left on earth and
without voicing it, that God is no longer with mankind
because there is so much evil and unbelief about him. God
teaches Elijah that he doesnít have to move in spectacular
ways to be there; he is also there in a gentle whisper. That
lesson is true for us today.
After several years of steadily deteriorating health in
which I had prayed for healing and a relief from constant
pain, I had received neither. I had reached a point where I
had decided for reasons I didnít understand, that the Lord
wished not to heal me. About this same time I picked up a
book on nutrition and there in one sentence was the answer
to my prayers! It was a diagnosis and cure in one simple
sentence. That day I changed my diet and healing began.
Healing was fast and almost miraculous.
My problem had been a lack of a full understanding of
God answers each of our prayers in ways that will best
benefit us and those around us. He also answers prayers to
the extent of our faith. If we are humble before him and
give him complete control, he will act accordingly. If we
pray only hoping and half-believing he will intervene, he
will act accordingly.
Because you donít get a quick answer you must not grow
bitter and think God doesnít care. We must understand that
Godís time is not our time, nor his reasoning our reasoning.
Instead, look for what God is trying to teach you. We want
instant results but God may see the advantage in letting us
suffer for a time in order for us to learn a lesson. He made
Abraham & Sarah wait 13 years for a son after their fiasco
Prayers come from the faith that is within us, and answers
come in many ways. Mine was a gentle whisper in the form of
one sentence from a book. Be sure you are listening when God
whispers your answer to you.
Mary Ellen Evans