Wednesday, July 31, 2013

A Greater Yes - The Whisnants - When Lyrics Speak

Ever go through times when you feel like God must be tired of hearing your prayers because you are tired of praying the same thing over and over? Please tell me I'm not the only one.

Just being honest with all of you, sometimes I do question why God hasn't heard me. I know he hears, but I feel that He just isn't listening. Now, I know that He does, but it is just disheartening when you don't see prayers being answered. He promises to always hear and always answer, but the hard part is waiting on His timing. But sometimes He has a reason for us to wait, "a greater yes."

I absolutely love this song by the Whisnants. From the first few notes, it truly speaks to where I am so many times in life. Praying and waiting for God to move. I'm thankful for the promise this song says that we will never pray a prayer that He does not answer. He won't ignore our earnest requests, but we must have faith to wait and believe that He has a "greater yes."

I love the line in the second verse that says "the teacher is often silent when you are in the hardest test." When we go through hard times, it's easy to concentrate on the silence we get. We don't think about all that He might be orchestrating behind the scenes to work things out for our good. God's timetable is certainly not our timetable. And even if His answer is "no," I can still count myself as blessed!

God may answer our prayers just as we pray, but at other times He has a better plan. I think back to times in my life where I have prayed for something so earnestly, a job or relationship. Now that time has passed it's so easy to see that would not have been the best for me. I'm thankful God knew that then, and He still knows that today. When I look at those things that I've been praying for, I have to remind myself He knows best and what I desire might not be God's best for me. He might have a "greater yes."

"We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose." - Romans 8:28

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