I am grateful for quiet answers to fervent prayers.
Answers that come as whispers, barely perceptible, but still essential to discovering a next step.
Answers that provide just a shade of comfort in the glaring light of adversity.
Answers that come in the form of a phone call, an otherwise casual conversation, a hand offered in fellowship that turns out to be a rescuing hand.
Answers that come in an expression of love from a church leader.
Answers that provide someone to comfort me when I stand in need of comfort.
Answers that illuminate possibilities that had previously been hidden.
Answers that reveal just one next step in the darkness, even when I’d prefer to see a lighted path.
Answers that are only clear in retrospect, which, when taken together, make clear that God is in His Heaven.
Answers that, while they do not solve a problem, still ease the burden.
Answers that come in familiar strains of music and oft-quoted verses of scripture when I need them the most.
Answers that prepare me to be aware of others so that I might comfort those who stand in need of comfort.
I am grateful for Him who sees my heart even when others cannot.