I have walked with the Lord for many years and He has always answered my prayers. He always answers the prayers of His children.
Sometimes He has done so in remarkable ways, when rejoicing and celebration exploded from my heart. At other times I have been greatly disappointed, and it took weeks, months, or years before I could heartily give Him thanks.
But He has never failed to respond. It is not in His character to ignore His children.
However, He always has the big picture in mind, and it’s as wide as eternity.
We need to be careful that our focus not be so narrow that we cannot accept His answers when they don’t match up with our hopes and dreams.
Besides, He can always surprise us with His goodness.
And He will!
If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone?