when our prayers don’t add up

“The words started out comforting enough,” Cheryl told me. “My friend told me how sorry she was that I’d lost my job. But then she proceeded to tell me that I must be praying wrong. And that if I was praying in faith and trusting God to provide for us, I’d have a job by now.” I sipped my coffee and tried to hide my shock and frustration. I wanted to believe the best about this other friend, hoping she meant to encourage Cheryl. To be perfectly honest, I also wanted to chew her out for being insensitive. “Sometimes...

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