What We Need Even If It Doesn’t Feel Like It

This morning, as I help a writer edit some of her devotional writing, I discover a quote she writes about from Elisabeth Elliot that I haven’t heard before. I just love it!

“What God gives in answer to our prayers will always be the thing we most urgently need, and it will always be sufficient.”

The quote invites me to consider how God knows what I need even when I do not. I love thinking of God’s answer as the best, most sufficient thing.

God’s answer is what I needed, even if I cannot see it as good or feel that’s it good. 

I think of our family mottos that continue to prove true with every passing day:

Every delay is God’s way. 

Every rejection is God’s protection. 

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