“I’ll be praying for you.” How many times do we say this phrase in the Christian community? How often we really follow through on that commitment is a whole other post – but lately I’ve been thinking – when we say that phrase – do we believe it? And what happens if our prayers are “answered” contrary to the way we hope? Were our prayers not valid?
A recent situation with a young person from my alma matter caused me to dig deeper into this thought process. An accident happened, injury inflicted, and thousands upon thousands are praying for restoration and healing for this young person. My whole being wishes it to be so, and I eagerly await the next Facebook update on what progress has been made…but as I read some of the posts, the medical knowledge I possess and my logical side conflicts with my heart that desperately wants a happy ending.