“For my thoughts are not your thoughts and neither are your ways My ways, declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways and My thoughts than your thoughts. As the rain and snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish, so is My word that goes out from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it. You WILL go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst in song before you and all the trees and the fields will clap their hands!”  Isaiah 55: 8- 13

Do you wonder why prayers sometimes seem to go unanswered?  Does it seem that I like some better than others?  Is it that your faith isn’t strong?  Are you not seeking after Me?  Is there sin in your life?  Why am I blessing the other person and you are feeling so far away and alone?  Do you wonder where I have gone?

I never promised that your life would be easy.  Nowhere in the Bible does it say I must answer your prayers in the way you think is best.  I see the bigger picture that you don’t see.  My ways are just different than your ways right now.  I don’t like others better and it isn’t that your faith isn’t strong.  I am not far away.  I am right beside you.  I love you more than you can imagine.

Have you ever looked at the back of a needlework or cross-stitched picture?  You can barely make out what the picture is and you see all the knots and imperfections.  Flip it over and look at the top – the finished picture – you see beauty and perfection and it all makes sense.  That is how your life looks to Me.  I am looking from the top.  I see the finished beautiful picture of your life—without blemishes or knots.

Understand that I am sovereign.  I am in control.  I want to make your life beautiful and complete.  It isn’t up to you; it is up to Me.  I created you for a purpose and I will see you through.  I am faithful to My promises – I promise to guide.  I promise to give strength through trials.  I promise to comfort.  I promise to hold you.  I promise never to leave you or let you down.  I love every one of you – just as much as I love another.  I promise to lead you – some through fire, some through water, some through valleys, some through mountain peaks; but all of you through My blood that washes clean and pure.  Follow Me.  Let Me be your guide.  Someday there will be peace.  Someday there will be joy.  It will all make sense.  You will understand like I understand.  You will see things through My eyes.  Your prayers will be answered.  Until then trust, believe, and hang on to My promises.  And remember I love you!

                                                            -Your forever loving Father, God