God has a purpose for our pain; reason for our
struggles and a reward for our being faithful.
Let us not give up. Godís plan is always the
best. Sometimes, the process is painful and
hard, but let us not forget that when God is
silent, He is doing something for us.
If God answers our prayer, He is increasing
our faith; if He delays He is increasing our
patience; if He does not
answer our prayer, He
is preparing the best for us. Here is a beautiful
story during World War II of a US marine who was
separated from his unit on an island, published
|Everything will work in
the end. You don't need to know how. You just need to trust God and
As the story goes, the
fighting had been intense, and in the
smoke and the crossfire he had lost touch with
his comrades. Alone in the jungle, he could hear enemy
soldiers coming in his direction. Scrambling for
cover, he found his way up a high ridge to
several small caves in the rock. Quickly he
crawled inside one of the caves. Although safe
for the moment, he realized that once the enemy
soldiers looking for him swept up the ridge,
they would quickly search all the caves and he
would be killed.
As he waited, he prayed, "Lord, if it be your
will, please protect me. Whatever your will
though, I love you and trust you. Amen."
After praying, he lay quietly listening to the
enemy begin to draw close. He thought, "Well, I
guess the Lord isn't going to help me out of
this one." Then he saw a spider begin to build a
web over the front of his cave.
God will make a way where there seems to way.
"Ha," he thought. "What I need is a brick wall
and what the Lord has sent me is a spider web.
God does have a sense of humor."
As the enemy drew closer he watched from the
darkness of his hideout and could see them
searching one cave after another. As they came
to his, he got ready to make his last stand. To
his amazement, however, after glancing in the
direction of his cave, they moved on.
He heard one of the enemies said, "Just ignore
that one, if he had entered there this web would
Suddenly, he realized that with the spider web
over the entrance, his cave looked as if no one
had entered for quite a while.
"Lord, forgive me," prayed the young man. "I had
forgotten that with You, a spider's web is
stronger than a brick wall."
Let us remember that whatever is happening in
our life, a mere spiderís web can become a brick
wall of protection if we believe in Him. Let us
never doubt the power of prayer. One small
prayer can change our life forever.
When my day starts with prayers and ends with prayers,
everything in between seems to always work out.