Friday, 15 March 2013
Books have been written about why God does not answer prayer, or why He answers some prayers and not others. The best response I have read however is this one sentence from St. Isaac the Syrian:
'If God is slow in answering your request, or if you ask but do not promptly receive anything, do not be upset, for you are not wiser than God.'
(Wisdom of St Isaac the Syrian, 5; ed. S. Brock, p. 1.)
John Wesley was almost in despair. He did not have the faith to continue to preach. When death stared him in the face, he was fearful and ...