Is there a problem or issue that you have asked the Lord to remove or change but He hasn’t? The apostle Paul had the same issue.
In II Corinthians 9 Paul said that He had a thorn in the flesh that He had asked God to remove. Bible scholars are not certain what Paul’s thorn was. But regardless what it was, Paul had prayed three different times for God to remove it. But God hadn’t. Instead, the Lord told Paul, “My Grace is sufficient for thee.”
Paul felt God hadn’t removed the thorn because God was using it to keep Paul humble.
Many, if not all of us, have had times when we prayed for God to change something in our lives. Maybe we ask God for additional money. Instead of more money, maybe God teaches us to live with less. Maybe we don’t like where we work. But instead of giving us a new job, God gives us the strength to deal with our current job.
God doesn’t change everything in our lives. He may tell us, “My strength is sufficient for Thee.”
Is there something you have been praying for God to change but it hasn’t changed? God may be growing you. God May be telling you He will give you the strength to handle it.
There is an old prayer written by Reinhold Niebuhr that you may be familiar with. It’s called “The Serenity Prayer.” It reads, “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, And wisdom to know the difference.”
May that be our prayer today.