Monday, February 21, 2022

Devotionals for the Heart: Waiting on God to answer your prayers

Are We There Yet?
A devotional by Angela Anderson

“As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.” –Isaiah 55:9 (NIV)

“Are we there yet?”

My 9-year-old son broke the silence of a three-hour drive to visit family.

As we stopped at a traffic light, he projected his voice so that it was audible over the background music playing softly in the car. His wide eyes were filled with expectancy.

He was trying to read the GPS that was suspended from the middle interior of the windshield. He was happy to learn that there were only six minutes remaining for the trip, but he was also perplexed. We had made that drive a few times in the past, but this time he did not recognize his surroundings. Everything outside the car window looked unfamiliar. He did not realize that we were directed to take a different route this time. The GPS indicated that we were almost there. But from his perspective, the destination was nowhere in sight.

It reminded me of the times when I prayed to God about various situations.

Sometimes God answered how I expected, and other times He chose to take me in an unfamiliar direction to get to my destination. Many times, I asked God, “Are we there yet?”

I felt like the path where He was leading was not the right way. I thought I knew the course, based on my previous experiences with Him. Although the destination was the same, His path to get there was entirely different, and it was so much better. Sometimes instead of just trusting God in His infinite wisdom, I try so hard to figure Him out. I can almost hear God speaking to me, “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:9)

The ways of Almighty God can never be predicted. They are above and beyond what we can ever imagine. When life seems to be taking us in one direction, remember that God is in control. No matter how He chooses to lead, He always has our best interest at heart. Even when we cannot recognize our surroundings, God sees the road ahead, and His way is always the best way.

Let’s Pray: Father God, Thank you for Your divine guidance. We know that our ways are not Your ways, and we give You control over our plans. Even when we cannot see You or feel You, help us to trust You in all things. We place our lives in Your hands. In Jesus’s name I pray. Amen.

Author Bio:

Angela Anderson was born in Brooklyn, NY, and raised in NJ. She found her love for writing when she was in elementary school. She continued writing through high school, college, and into adulthood. 

Angela is the author of a devotional book titled, Just When I Thought I Knew God, and a children's book that is not yet published.

In 2021, Angela started writing articles for an online magazine called Christian Women Living, where she focuses on writing messages for mothers and sharing advice on parenting. In addition to this, Angela wrote a devotional that is featured in a book published by Proverbs 31 Ministries. The book title is Hope When Your Heart is Heavy.

Angela has a passion for inspiring and impacting others through her writing as well as speaking. She is the co-founder of Anchor Moms, a ministry to cure loneliness in Motherhood. Currently, this ministry meets via a group on Facebook.

Angela has been married to the love of her life, Duane Anderson, for 17 years. Together, they have two sons: Thomas (age 9) and Ryan (age 4). Angela’s favorite pastime is journaling, and she also enjoys spending quality time with her family. Her personal mission is to empower others to achieve their goals and dreams.

Connect with Angela:
Facebook fan page for her devotional book, Just When I Thought I Knew God:

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