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Unexpected Answers to Prayer


“God’s memorial is that He hears prayer, and His glory is that He answers it in a manner fitted to inspire awe in the hearts of His people… We do not always know what we are asking for when we pray; when the answer comes, the veritable answer, it is possible that we may be terrified by it.  We seek sanctification, and trial will be the reply; we ask for more faith, and more affliction is the result; we pray for the spread of the gospel, and persecution scatters us.  Nevertheless, it is good to ask on, for nothing which the Lord grants in His love can do us any harm.  Terrible things will turn out to be blessed things after all, where they come in answer to prayer.”

  -- C. H. Spurgeon (1834-1892)