For some, the new year brings with it hopes for the future, a fresh start pr a time to turn over a new leaf. Sadly, for others, the new year brings resentment towards people and things that didn’t fall into the perfect plan they had concocted. Everything didn’t go quite as planned.
I wonder how many of us stop to understand that sometimes not getting what we want can be a blessing. Not getting what we want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of good luck, because it forces us to reevaluate things and before we know it, new doors to opportunities are opening and experiences you would have otherwise overlooked suddenly becomes clear as day.
What am I saying? The next time you begin to count all the many “unanswered” prayers you’ve sent up, stop and realize that God always answers prayers. The answer may not be what you had envisioned, but God always answers.