I have just experienced the most tiresome one month ever. I'm in Law School and it tends to be very rough. The past one month has been full of tests, assignments and what is referred to as moot court. Moot court is like a court practical. I have been praying for my moot court since last year. As the hour to the dreaded event came, I kept praying that the Lord will keep me calm and that unlike my usual manner of being so nervous that my voice sounds shaky, that that would not happen today. Through all this the Lord has kept me sane and has seen me through. He heard my prayer over my moot because people told me it was great, if they weren't just being polite and He definitely heard my prayer over my tests and the assignments I have written so far. In short, my prayers were answered.
Some tests were rough, definitely rough but answered prayer doesn't mean that things will always go smoothly. The preparations for the moot also proved to be very tiring and it was not an easy road but in the end it proved to be all worth the work. In short, the road might not be easy for whatever we might be praying for but in the end, God answers our prayer. What we tend to forget is that even a 'No' is answered prayer. But the beauty of prayer is that it gives us an opportunity to speak to the Lord. One of my favourite verses is Hebrews 4:16 that states, "Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in our time of need." This verse is definitely an encouragement to me to always go before the throne of grace with everything and anything. And God does hear and answer our prayers, whether it be yes, no or wait.
As for me, I thank the Lord for hearing my prayers and answering them. Lets be encouraged to speak to Him about everything.