thank GOD for NOT answering my prayers

On Christmas Eve, I was down with a terrible sore throat and went to see a doctor in the morning. I had been working long hours and really needed a good afternoon nap but somehow I just couldn't sleep a wink!

So I prayed. Minutes passed. An hour passed. And I was still awake! So I decided to get up and do something instead of wasting time! Then I saw my wife working very hard to clean the whole house to prepare for our family Christmas gathering. I quickly helped her and we completed the tasks in a short while. I was tired but real thankful I didn't nap - that night, I slept like a baby...

I ordered my new car in November and it was due for delivery in January. But somehow, my friend who ordered the same car later than me got it first in mid January while there was no news about my car except that the shipment was delayed! I was really frustrated, so I complained to the agent and prayed too.

Finally, it was confirmed to be delivered last week of January. So I put up my old car for sale via an online auction and I received a very good price because the COE (Certificate of Entitlement) just went up! In hindsight, I realised that I didn't really need the car that early and was thus thankful that the delay resulted in me getting about S$5,000 more!

"Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him." (Psalm 37:7)

"Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him." (Matt 6:8)

"If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!" (Matt 7:11)

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6)


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