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Unanswered Prayers - He Dreams Big, Do You?

I just sat down to write about unanswered prayers. I am listening to a radio station, KLOV, through Itunes Radio. 

Praying child A new song just started playing. Your Hands by JJ Heller. You can find the lyrics below. How amazing, God would send this song right now. 

The first line in her song is, I have unanswered prayers. Following her song the station replayed an interview with this artist. 

JJ wanted to play basketball. She played in college ball and was voted MVP. In her final year she said, “I couldn’t make a basket. I wasn’t doing anything different. It was like God was making me miss.” 

She grudgingly left basketball and behold she found a new dream. Her music career. Indeed, God made her miss the basket. He had bigger plans than a sweaty ball court. Now her life is bigger than she dared to dream. 

Aren’t’ we just like JJ? How do we limit the Lord. Why is it when JJ asked for her basketball ability to return it didn’t happen? 

Unanswered Prayers. Hmmmmm 

Please listen closely. God has big plans for you too. He will take you as far as you are willing to go (or let go). In fact, He will take you to places you couldn’t even begin to think a reality. 

I am living proof. 

Perhaps our prayers are outside of His will and we just don't understand it all yet. Also, we often limit ourselves because of our fears and struggles. 

Sometimes our prayers go unanswered because we think small. Sometimes our prayers are filled with pain. I have found that most of the time it takes pain in our lives to drive us to the foot of the cross. 

God wastes nothing. Not our fears, struggles, or pain. He will answer our prayers, however, almost never in the way we expect. So, today pray BIG. Ask Him where you are thinking small and to show you how to pray big. Then let Him knock your socks off when He takes you to the stars. 

Next week: Unanswered prayers – It’s Not About Me! ~Why do I always want to make it about me???? 

Be blessed, Lynn

Your Hands by JJ. Heller 

I have unanswered prayers 

I have trouble I wish wasn't there 

And I have asked a thousand ways 

That You would take my pain away 

That You would take my pain away 

I am trying to understand 

How to walk this weary land 

Make straight the paths that crookedly lie 

Oh Lord, before these feet of mine 

Oh Lord, before these feet of mine 

When my world is shaking Heaven stands 

When my heart is breaking I never leave 

Your hands 

When You walked upon the Earth 

You healed the broken, lost, and hurt 

I know You hate to see me cry 

One day You will set all things right 

Yea, one day You will set all things right 

When my world is shaking 

Heaven stands 

When my heart is breaking 

I never leave Your hands 

Your hands 

Your hands that shape the world 

Are holding me, they hold me still 

Your hands that shape the world 

Are holding me, they hold me still 

When my world is shaking 

Heaven stands 

When my heart is breaking 

I never leave You when... 

When my world is shaking 

Heaven stands 

When my heart is breaking 

I never leave... 

I never leave Your hands

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