when prayers aren’t answered – a guest post

Emily Rose Kirchner, a mother of twins and a freelance writer for Discount Catholic Products, wrote and asked if I am open to guest posts. Of course I am! The more voices, the better the dialogue. Here is Emily’s article, “When Prayers aren’t Answered”.

When Prayers aren’t Answered

Everyone has prayers that don’t seem to be answered—the interview for the Perfect Job doesn’t turn out so great, the spot in the swim team goes to someone else, a loved one’s flight home gets cancelled. We all go through disappointments. What’s more important, however, is how we deal with these situations. Here are a few things we should remember when our prayers go unanswered:

God Always Has a Plan

For you and everyone else, God has a plan. You just have to realize that when He doesn’t give you one thing, He has something else in mind. He may not have sent you this opportunity, but that only means He’s holding another door open for you. What comes next might even be better than you expect.

Tomorrow is a New Day

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 6:34, “Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” Don’t worry about the prayers that haven’t been answered today; as long as we live and breathe, we have a chance to turn things around. While you may be disappointed today, tomorrow affords us the chance to pick ourselves up and shake off the dust from our stumbles.

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