The number one question I see among loss parents is “Why didn’t God answer my prayer?” This must-read post by Karen Harmening addresses this very important topic. Thank you, Karen for your gracious and careful look at this sensitive issue.
“Truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and cast into the sea,’ and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says is going to happen, it will be [granted] him. ‘Therefore I say to you, all things for which you pray and ask, believe that you have received them, and they will be [granted] you'” Mark 11:23-24 [NASB]
I routinely stumble across articles and memes that challenge believers with the idea that if we ask God for anything and believe without doubting that He will grant it, He will. Name it, claim it, believe it, and you are guaranteed it. I generally dismiss that notion without any struggle, confident that is not the message of the totality of scripture.
This week, however, I was exposed to it in a different way that made it more difficult to slough off…
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