God does answer our prayers, but not always the way that we expect Him to because He knows more than we do…He knows what is best for us and for the rest of the world around us. God answers our prayer with a “Yes” a “No” or a “Wait.” He is our hope and the only One who cared enough for us to send His Son to die for us. That was an answer to our prayer for eternal life. I have a friend who passed away in March and of course, I faithfully prayed for Heidi to be healed. She was in terrible pain all the time from an infection that had spread to her spine. I did deep breathing exercises with her, praying for God to ease her pain and heal her. When she passed away on March 16th, that was my answer to months of prayer. Did I like the answer? No, because I wanted God to miraculously heal Heidi and let her continue to laugh with me and be my best friend. But God told me that He did answer…Heidi is not in constant pain now. She is at peace, and I would not wish her back into that hospital bed. So, God answers prayer. Sometimes, we want Him to just be like a wizard that we can call on to do our bidding. But that is not God. He is the Creator and Lord of the Universe and He answers prayer according to what is best for not only us, but for others. And for that I am grateful. And I know that one day I will see Heidi again…that is the hope that He put in me when He told me that He had answered my prayers for her. I don’t always understand God’s answers, but I am learning to accept them because He is God.