God Was Answering
A lady in England read that when one prays for someone miles away, something always happens at the other end. She had a brother in India who was not a Christian and she thought, "If I pray for him, will something happen? Is this statement true?"
She felt led to pray that he might come to Christ. Day after day she prayed and wondered, "Is something happening?" but in her heart began saying, "Something is happening; but I wish I knew!"
After a few weeks, she wrote to her brother and asked, "Has anything unusual happened to you lately?"
He wrote in reply, "Yes, something has happened. Two months ago my thought was turned to God. I do not know why. It was not any book that I was reading or any sermon that I heard, but I began to think about God. I was led to give my heart to the Lord Jesus Christ, and as I write to you I am a Christian."
She checked the calendar and found that she had begun praying two months before. Something had happened at the other end.
Repeatedly God assures us that He keeps His word. "God is not a man, that he should lie, nor a son of man, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?" (Numbers 23:19).
God always keeps His promises.
Thank You, Jesus, that my prayers do make a difference even when my only evidence is faith in Your faithfulness.
"Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful" (Hebrews 10:23).
"Do as you promised so that...your name will be great forever" (1 Chronicles 17:23, 24).