I once read about the story of the father of orphans whose faith moved mountains. He laid out a table one morning, with bowls and cups though there was no bread or milk to give the orphans.
He prayed to the Lord, and after he prayed, the baker was lead to bring the bread and the milk truck broke down in front of the house and the milkman gave them milk to lighten his load.
I thought of the prayer he must have prayed that morning.
"Lord, you started this program, but now there is no food in the house for your little ones. This is not how you promised it would be. People are not helping out and this burden is too hard to carry alone. Why is this entire happening at this time? I see empty plates, and hungry faces and I am desperate. Please do something now..."
Or maybe he prayed like this:
"Lord, You started this program, but now there is no food in the house for your little ones. I know you are a God of provisions and abundance, so I come to you, asking that you provide for them, as you have always done, this morning. I cannot fathom your methods, but I know you provide results, so I wait on you to give us today, our bread and milk for breakfast. Thank you because of your faithfulness..."
Now, neither of these prayers are right or wrong, and in fact we have all prayed both at some time or another.
But the difference between the two prayers is that one looks at the Lord through the situation, and the other looks at the situation through the Lord.
Always look at life's situations through the Lord.
and yet I say unto you, that Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these.”
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