Two years ago, my son was a brand new kindergartner. He was excited to enter the big kid school and even though tears flowed from my eyes the first day, I rejoiced in the fact he was growing.
He stopped wanting to go to school about a month in. Upon asking him why, he said he didn’t like recess time.
He stared at the ground. “No one will play with me. I hide inside the tunnel until it’s over.”
My throat tightened. Tears scorched my eyes. I pictured him huddled, alone, feeling rejected.
“Why don’t you try to find someone else who doesn’t have anyone to play with tomorrow?”
After tucking him in that night, I prayed to God. “Please, bring him a special friend. Don’t let him feel alone, Jesus. Bring a godly friend into his life.”
School went on. In first grade he seemed much more adjusted and happy. He informed me he now had a best friend. A new boy had moved into his class.
“That’s great, son.” Weeks rolled on. I met the new boy and his family. They attended one of the local churches in our town.
One afternoon, months after my son’s new friend’s arrival, it hit me.
God had answered my prayer. He’d sent my son a special godly friend. And I hadn’t even realized it.
Tears, happy ones, rolled down my cheeks.
God always looks out for His children. It may take time, but He never returns our prayers empty handed.
Keep praying. And look at the situations in your life. You may find a surprise treasure, an answered prayer you’d overlooked.
Has God answered a prayer you thought was long forgotten? How has God answered your prayers?
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