We took a three day journey to the Midwest to see family that we have not seen for quite a while. Traveling to the north in January was not exactly the most desirable timing, but, it worked out that way. Micah, out 12 year old, has never seen snow. He began to pray that it would snow while we were there. I was born and raised in Chicago so I was praying we would not see snow. God loves it when children pray so Micah got his prayer answered. I had to be satisfied with a resounding "NO" to my prayer. We arrived to -1 temps. Our first morning we woke up to a beautiful six inch snowfall. I have to admit it was a beautiful site even though driving in it was no great bargain.
We often pray with faith only to have God answer our prayer with "NO." Think about that. When God says no to us He may be saying yes to someone else's request. It all works together for good and God knows what is best.
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose." - Rom 8:28