On a recent Saturday morning I went to a grocery store to get a few items. I was somewhat dressed up because of a funeral earlier that day.
Two college-age girls were working behind the register. When I was checking out, one of the girls said to me, “Oh my goodness. We saw you in the store and we thought for sure that you were Mr. So and So, our regional supervisor.”
I laughed and said, “Well, if he looks like me, poor guy.” The girl quickly said, “I know, right?”
Well, that was not the answer that I was looking for. I was expecting her to say, “Oh don’t be silly. You look fine.” Or heaven-forbid, “Oh no, you look handsome.” But no, she just said, “I know, right?”
We sometimes don’t get the answer that we are looking for.
I believe that is how it is sometimes when it comes to our faith. We might not always get the answer that we are looking for, but we will get the right answer.
The Apostle Paul prayed to God three times to take away his thorn in his flesh. We don’t know exactly what the thorn was or whether it was something physical or spiritual. But God answered the prayers of Paul by saying, “My grace is sufficient for you.” (2 Corinthians 12:9).
We don’t always get the answer that we are looking for, but God will always give us the right answer.
My Saturday morning visit to the grocery store reminded me of that truth.