The Answer to Prayer That I Still Don’t Understand–Prayer Series, Part 4 — 7 Comments

  1. Thanks, Ceal
    It was hard to write about this objectively and keep it short. My emotions wanted to scream out the pain I felt then.
    But it is true that God has blessed us with another wonderful son! That must have been His plan all along.
    Wish I had put some more time into discerning what other authors have come up with for when God says, “No.”

  2. This brings back a flood of memories and makes me cry. I didn’t have an answer then and I still do not have an answer. All I know is that God is Sovereign. I’m not so sure if any of your 3 reasons fit this situation, but I do know that God blessed you with another wonderful son!

  3. Hi Janis,
    Wow what a story you told. I have adopted 2 children and cannot imagine the pain you must have gone through. I just finished writing a post on prayer. Sometimes I hesitate to pray because I don’t want to commit to God’s answer. Thank you for sharing your story.

  4. Janis,
    You have always been the angel in my life who has inspired me and led me closer to God. Your wisdom, and eloquent sharing continue to make me grow. I thank the Lord for you, your talent, and your willingness to share.
    Thank you

  5. Oh, Janis! How heartbreaking! I am so sorry you and your wonderful husband had to go through that. I am glad you were blessed with your son.

    I must confess, I have more unanswered questions than answers, myself. *Hugs*


  6. Thanks, Jennifer. You’ve become a real friend in this online world.

    The Lord does bring good out some painful circumstances. And we are so grateful for our younger son as well as our older one.

    From My Heart to Yours,