Thankful for Unanswered Prayers

I have had a few interesting weeks… we all pray for the things we think we want or need in our lives. In my case I have been strategically praying for the man that God has for me for a good 17 years.  There have been times in my life when I thought I met him or a man that possessed most if not all of those qualities and yet here I am 30 years young,  still waiting. And sometimes the waiting discourages my heart but today as I type I am overwhelmed by a thankfulness I’ve never experienced before.

I am thankful that God has answered those prayers by saying no to friendships, conversations, or any potential relationships that are contrary to His will to protect my heart. Guarding our hearts is crucial but not always easy. I am constantly taking thoughts captive and striving to think on things that are pure, holy, righteous, and lovely. I don’t want to get hurt – but I also want to listen and obey God’s Word in rejoicing always and praying without ceasing. I can only imagine Paul’s thought process when he wrote those verses in Thessalonians…he must have known how important prayer is to keep us in check… to keep us in fellowship with our Savior. 

The struggle is real friends. I know this saying is the cliche phrase these days but it’s true. I struggle and yet I’m thankful that I serve a Savior Who is only a prayer away and gives us joy unspeakable. 

Keep praying,

~Chelsea Belle

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