Thursday, April 29, 2010

When God Says "Yes, but you'll have to Wait."

Talking to a brother today reminded me of this story by Evangelist Luis Palau.

Immediate answers to prayer. You want them. I want them. But God simply does not always work that way. And to get His best, we must be patient. In some cases, we must wait until 11:59 for His answer to come.

Phil Callaway didn't know what to say when his young children asked if Mommy was going to die. His wife, Ramona, suffered horrible seizures.

Hundreds of friends and relatives prayed, but Ramona's weight eventually slipped to ninety pounds. Medical specialists tried everything, but by the fall of 1996, the seizures were occurring daily, sometimes hourly.

Phil rarely left Ramona's side. He wondered if she would even make it to her thirtieth birthday. One evening, when things looked utterly hopeless, Phil paced their dark backyard, then fell to his knees. "God!" he cried out. "I can't take it anymore. Please do something!"

As he stood, a doctor's name came to mind. Phil called the doctor, who saw Ramona the next morning and diagnosed a rare chemical deficiency.

Within a week, Ramona was a different person. The seizures ended. Her eyes lit up with the sparkle that had first attracted Phil to her. The miracle was so incredible Phil says, "God gave me back my wife."

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you"

(Matthew 7:7).

Remember to keep Asking...keep Seeking...and keep Knocking! (A.S.K.)
Don't Give Up (on God) by Yolanda Adams

Dedicated to my sister Yvette Register who inspires people every week on her Radio/TV Show "Dream Out Loud"!


  1. Thanks for reminding me to never give up on God, and keep asking as long as I have breath! If you are a Christian, in the end, the final answer is always YES!

  2. No matter how tough it gets don't ever give up on God! Don't stop asking, seeking and knocking! If you are a Christian, you know that in the end you are guaranteed to win. Several victories come early too!

  3. Remember this. In the original Greek that verse means keep on asking, seeking and knocking. The scriptures also tell us that we have not because we ask not, and when we ask we as "amiss" (with the wrong motive)