Daily Capsule - Fr Francis Afu
30 Jan 2017
Capsule for the Day
When we pray, we typically expect "a yes" from God to our prayers. We want our request to be granted as of yesterday. But often, God doesn't say yes to our prayers. He says "no" or "not yet".... be patient. He says no, not because He is a sadist, but because He has a better plan.
In other words, when He says no to our prayers, He says yes to something else, something better and worthwhile. Unfortunately, we get fixated on the no, as a result, we never consider the yes God is saying to us. We also don't consider His offer to wait on Him... be patient.
St. Theresa of Avila said patience obtains all things. This is as true for Theresa as it is for many who have waited on the Lord. There is even a verse in Scriptures that asks, "has anyone waited on the Lord and was disappointed". Statistically, none. So, we have to trust and wait on the Lord.
Fr. Francis Afu