A man in the town had stabbed his girlfriend and fled down that very highway at speeds far exceeding the speed limit and, with apparent intent, hit a van head on. Both drivers were killed instantly. It had happened at 9:40. A ten minute delay anywhere along the road and one of those dead drivers might have been Keith.
Many times we go through life thinking God has not answered our prayers. Because we are self-oriented and earthly minded, we see only what happens to us or to others right in front of us. But occasionally we are reminded that God is out there answering prayers we did not even know to pray.
So many have asked me how I can stay positive in the circumstances in which I find myself. They do not know what I have been told.
Five years ago was not the beginning of all this. It is the ending. Many times, many different medical personnel, including three or four doctors famous in their fields, have told me that as severe as my problem is, they do not know how my eyes have lasted this long, how I did not have a crisis long before. God has been answering those unsaid prayers since I was born. He has not let me down; he has given me far more than anyone else in my position had any right to expect.
So today, while you are wondering why God has not answered a prayer you have prayed, when you think He has forsaken you in a time when you need Him most, take a moment to consider all the prayers He has answered that you are unaware of. He knows far better than we what we most need. He is, in fact, answering your other prayers too, but He is not required to keep to your timetable or your methods. Just trust Him. He is there, working while you sleep, while you work, while you play, and while you plan all those big plans that so often exclude Him.
You may never realize what He has truly done for you today, but then just think how horrible it might have been if He hadn’t.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, unto him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus unto all generations for ever and ever. Amen. Eph 3:20,21