Don’t you hate it when your friend comes to you with a prayer request you can’t answer?
I know, the very fact that it’s a prayer request means that it’s supposed to be a need that only God can answer. But I confess, I like to answer them too. (Sometimes I even try to claim solutions that weren’t my idea. Like when the friend says, “I wonder if I tried…” and I say, “You know what, you should try…!”)
I like to suggest the answer that works.
Especially, I like to be the answer. (It’s far more heroic to be the answer than merely to suggest the answer.)
Sometimes, if I can’t suggest the answer or be the answer, and especially if I can’t even see the answer, I tend to lose interest in the need.
I guess I just like to fix it. Continue reading