1 John 5:14: “And we are confident that he hears us whenever we ask for anything that pleases him. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.”

God understands us better than we understand ourselves. We might pray for certain things to happen hoping for a second-best solution, but God sees the best solution and will answer the prayer in His own time – maybe in surprising ways. In fact, our Creator is still very creative and in the habit of coming up with astounding solutions to problems we submit to His attention.

So, let’s not give up simply because currently we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel. Know that He will give us what we need; of course this won’t apply to frivolous prayers (God, please give me a million dollars), but it certainly applies to honest prayers.

One of the main reasons why we may feel miserable even though we’ve been praying through a tough situation is lack of vision. Spiritual vision requires faith. Faith believes that God hears us when we pray to Him. John wrote: “we know he hears us when we make our requests” – it’s knowing we are heard and knowing we are deeply understood that gives us confidence and peace.

Psalm 46:10: “Be still, and know that I am God! I will be honored by every nation. I will be honored throughout the world.”