Garth And Unanswered Prayer

May 31, 2008

“Call to Me, and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” – Jeremiah 33:3

In Garth Brooks’ hit “Unanswered Prayer,” he sings of how thankful he is that God didn’t answer his prayer to marry his high school honey. Instead, God led him to meet and marry the right woman for him. The song has good insight about God. He only wants what is best for us.

God answers prayer…every single time. He does it in three main ways: yes, no, and wait awhile.

If it’s yes, do we have the courage to move ahead in faith?

If no, are we willing to trust that God knows best, and accept it?

It may not be what we want, but it will always be for our best. This is what Garth calls “unanswered prayer.” And if the answer is wait awhile, are we willing to do that?