November 29th, 2016
“But Mama! Why do we have to pray so many times? We prayed and prayed that we wouldn’t be sick and we are still sick. Why aren’t we better? Isn’t [God] nice?”
Dear Friend in Christ,
Naomi tearfully asked this question after she and Tosh had a horrible flu for weeks, felt almost 100% better but then the same sickness came back. I (Tricia) was a bit tongue-tied but tried to get my words together to tell her God doesn’t always answer our prayers the way we want, but He still is in control and wants us to trust Him.
When have you felt like this? When did you last hope for a certain outcome and experience disappointment from the results? Desired empathy and understanding in a relationship only to be met by indifference? And for multiple days experienced discouragement and heartache?