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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 2 – Intermediate)
Topic: Feel (emotions) (08/26/10)

TITLE: Answered Prayer
By Heather MacInnis
09/01/10


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“The desire of the righteous shall be granted.”*
“Ask and it shall be given you.”**
Promises claimed as the prayer is made;
Tears shed—year after year
Waiting and wondering—
Searching the heart for hidden sin,
Hope almost gone.
Does God really care?
Damning silence.
Walking away from the throne of God—head bowed low
If God loved me, He would hear my prayer.
“The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous and his ears are open unto their cry.”***
Then out of the blue—
Just when all seems lost, the answer comes—
Comes from a different direction.
A total surprise!
My heart leaps for joy!
God really does care!
Why did I ever doubt?
My God is faithful and true.
My eyes are bright; there’s a spring in my step.
Such joy and relief I’ve never known.
“Hope deferred maketh the heart sick:
But when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.”****
Lord, next time I pray
Help me to remember.


*Proverbs 10:24b KJV
**Matthew 7:7 KJV
*** Psalm 34:15 KJV
****Proverbs 13:12 KJV


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Mildred Sheldon09/02/10
Right on. This is a keeper. Very well written and you covered the challenge perfectly. Thank you for sharing and God bless.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 09/06/10
Sometimes we do get wrapped up in life and forget that God has made a plan for us long before we even knew there was a need.
Johnna Postic09/07/10
Perhaps we can all identify with that transition of hope. May we all remember. Great submission.
Cheryl Harrison 09/08/10
I often wonder how God feels when we have one of those "light bulb" moments. Personally, I think He smiles. Good job.