I find myself in a place right now where I need big answers to prayer. I pray for those answers every day, and then I get angry with God when I don't see any results. This has been going on for longer than I care to admit.
It struck me today how I have "met" two new friends through blog land over the past couple of weeks, and they have both gone out of their way to encourage me. They have become a source of support from a very unlikely place. I didn't expect to find this outpouring of love from strangers.
Trying to see things in a different light, I wondered if I weren't just missing God's answers to my prayers because they weren't coming in the form that I was expecting. Like in 1 Kings 19 when God passed by Elijah and he nearly missed it because God wasn't in the wind or earthquake or fire. He was in the gentle whisper.
God reminded me today that sometimes He answers small prayers as a means of preparing us for the big answers. I'm sorry to say that I have been missing the "gentle whisper" for quite some time because I am so desperate for the wind or earthquake or fire.
I will continue to pray for those big answers, but I will also ask God to open my eyes to the small ways He is with me each day. I don't want to miss any more of God's whisperings. These just might be the best part.