Have you ever had a prayer answered?
I have. Quite a few actually. I’ve also had unanswered prayers. Some that I realize now God was looking out for me and some I’m still waiting patiently for.
One of the best prayers I have ever gotten answered was the one for my wife.
Before I met my wife, I had never had an official girlfriend. For years I thought that I was not good enough for any woman. I always wanted one but never saw myself worthy of one. Different things fed this belief but until I realized the root cause of it, I was single.
When I started believing what God said about me, that was when I started thinking that I could possibly get a girlfriend. I remember a story my step-mother told me. She said one day at the church she was going to, they asked her to pray for the kind of spouse she would want one day, and to be as detailed as possible. She prayed for a man like George Strait, who put God first above all.
Low and behold, she met my dad. He has the same birthday, carries himself like a cowboy and puts God before all. Even has a country singing voice.
Well, that inspired me to make a prayer for my wife.
I said “God, please let me marry a beautiful girl from Somerset. Please let her be gorgeous with a kitten like smile and a big heart. Please let her put You before all and have a very good sense of humor, because you know how I am Lord.”
Not even 2 years later, God introduced me to my wife at, low and behold, the 151 Saloon. A local country bar where we danced and hit it off. I showed her my “Tooter”-step and she was head over heels for me. Or at least she liked me enough to want to meet me again.
God is good. He loves the crap out of me. So many blessings I have, not because I deserve them, but because He loves me.
Now, my gorgeous wife and I have four great kids, an ok dog and many family and friends who love us dearly. God has answered my prayer for my wife to the T and then some. She is such a blessing to me and our family. I thank God for her every morning I get to wake up next to her and every time I get to see her after work. She’s my best friend.
So does God answer prayers? Hell ya! We just need to believe and trust Him in His timing. Has God answered a prayer for you? Or is there an unanswered prayer you are now grateful for? Feel free to comment below.
Y’all have a blessed one and keep on praying!