“God is more anxious to bestow His blessings on us than we are to receive them.” – St. Augustine
God’s answer isn’t always what we expect it to be. It may not even arrive at the time we thought it would. One thing is certain however, that God’s answer will always be in response to His love.
He who loves much always wants what’s best for his beloved. He cannot turn a deaf ear to her pleas. He cannot delay without reason. He cannot remain silent unless silence is the answer itself. To someone who loves much, it is better to suffer than to see his beloved suffering. It is better to die so he can give life to the one he loves.
God’s answers will often astound us. We may not see it now, but we will realize later on how they truly worked for our good. God’s answers are far generous than we could ever deserve and exceedingly beyond what we could have ever hoped for!
For everyone who asks receives. He who seeks finds. To him who knocks it will be opened. Or who is there amongst you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! – Matthew 7:8-11, WEB-BE
“In a world in which we risk relying solely on the efficiency and power of human means, we are called to rediscover and to witness to the power of God which is communicated in prayer…” – Pope Benedict XVI