Ephesians 1:11, "we have an inheritance...been predestined...according to the counsel of HIS will." GOD knows what's best in everything. The way we pray to solve our problems and help others does not happen, because we would do more damage than GOD would allow. When HE denies what I wanted, it is because HE has a better way not only to deal with our circumstances but change us in the process. Almost always, GOD is doing the opposite of what I want. When I pray for HIM to "fix" things, HE wants to teach me to trust HIM more. It seems like HE protects me "in spite" of my prayers instead of "because" of them. "According to the Counsel of HIS will", this alone is remarkable; HE doesn't depend "upon my way", HE is perfect and loves us perfectly! We see HIM in every leaf, flower, sunbeam or flash of lightning; the perfect Counsel of our ALL-Present GOD. Maybe I need to pray "Show me Prayers, THY WILL be done Prayers instead of SAVE ME PRAYERS.
Psalm 139: 23-24
GOD IS GOD!
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