One of the most confusing – and sometimes the most painful – aspects of prayer can be the reality of our ‘unanswered prayers’.
Put together some of the pieces that we’ve seen already in this series of brief reflections:
- God is all-powerful – he can do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine. Nothing is too hard for him.
- God is perfectly loving, and he welcomes the prayers of his children. Through Jesus’ death for us, we have access to God and a relationship with him as Father, so we can approach with boldness and confidence.
- God is not just like a good earthly father. He is the perfect Father, and he delights to give good things to his children when they ask.