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
Everything will work in the end. You don't need to know how. You just need to trust God and believe that  it will.
 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 on FaceBook.

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."

God will make a way where there seems no way.

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.

"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 be broken!"

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.

By Tim Pedrosa



When my day starts with prayers and ends with prayers, everything in between seems to always work out.