Unexpected Answers

God has ways to answer our prayers that we may not have thought of. Often when we pray, we have in mind a certain way for God to answer. But He can give us answers that we may not have even thought about yet!

Jesus said in Mark 4:22 AMP, “Things are hidden temporarily only as a means to revelation. For there is nothing hidden except to be revealed, nor is anything (temporarily) kept secret except in order that it may be made known.”

God wants to reveal unexpected answers to you! I’ve seen Him do it in the realm of healing, for example. I have a friend who started searching for answers after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, and as she did, things were revealed to her. The Spirit of God began to show her things about health and nutrition which led her to change the way she ate and take care of herself. She adopted a new and healthier lifestyle, believing God for healing, and today she is well.

After hearing her story, I began to use my faith to pray and ask the Lord to cause things to be revealed that I needed. I would pray, “Lord, I ask You to help someone find the answer to this need.” Then, lo and behold, I would find it.

There have been times when I’ve prayed and not received an immediate manifestation, but an answer came eventually. God may choose to reveal the answer to your problem in a different way. Don’t throw away your options or say, “It can’t happen this way.” It’s so easy to overlook your answer just because it doesn’t come the way you expect it. Ask God to bring to pass whatever you need. Then open the door to receive God’s answer however He chooses to send it.


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