Sometimes it seems as if God is ignoring our prayers. Patience is a virtue when it comes to waiting on God's provision, but it's important to remember the solution doesn't always come on our terms. Whether it be physical, emotional, or spiritual fulfillment we're seeking, TCW contributors weigh in on how they have come to believe God knows best—even when the going gets tough.
The Uncanny Provision of God
Standing in line, I watch helplessly as a candy bar sails through the air, into the empty cart in front of me. The grinning, piggy-tailed four-year-old whose pitch sent it flying never once takes her eyes off me; her gaze is as steady as her determination. "I've got one just like her at home," the cashier chuckles, shaking her head. "You have a little one at home?" I ask, stretching out as far as my five-foot-two-and-a-half-inch frame will allow, in a failed effort to retrieve the lone candy bar. "No, just one like her. She'll be a handful for you." Not exactly encouraging words for a young mom, but as she began to describe her daughter, I realized just how much she did understand.
One like her, she'd said. To most parents, this phrase wouldn't ...