I think God answers prayers in a way that leaves Him asking us, Are you up to the challenge? Will you choose to follow where I am leading you even if the task seems daunting or much more than you can handle? Will you trust me? Maybe what I have asked you to do will pull you out of your comfort zone, or call you to face your fears. Maybe what I am asking you to do, or go through is for the purpose of bringing you to Me. Because you can’t do it on your own and you were never meant to. Come to the One Who Loves You and you will find strength and peace to carry you through.
Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. You are my Lord and apart from you I have no good thing…Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance. I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord (help me to keep my eyes always on You). With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body will also rest secure, because you will not abandon me…You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. – Psalm16 –