If faced with accepting tragedies or difficult outcomes
At what point do you keep praying for a favorable outcome
Or, realize this situation is God’s will and accept the unfortunate situation?
I’ve seen situations where I thought folks should just say it’s God’s will
A good example is praying for a person who is terminally ill
I would factor in science, like the age of a person, overall health, etc.
And based on science and reality, it’s unlikely they are going to recover
And I be tempted to tell them this
But I say nothing because, one, it would hurt them deeply
Two, It may backfire on me in terms of our relationship
Three, I’m not God and don’t know if He really will do a miracle
The reality is sometimes no matter how hard you pray, things won’t change
And we have to accept the unfavorable because it’s God’s will
Job said we won’t receive just good at God’s hands 1
Some may argue you are not getting your prayers answered
Because your faith isn’t strong enough
After all, God said delight yourself in Him and He will give the desires of your heart2
And the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much 3
But, when is it realistic to stop praying and accept God’s will?
There is no answer, But God can make you comfortable regardless what state you are in
And God will give us a peace that surpasses all understanding. 4
1 Job 2:10 But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.
2 Psalms 37:4 Delight thyself also in the LORD; and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.
3 James 5:16 Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.
4 Philippians 4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.