Receiving an answer from God before our prayer is even uttered
There is an instance when a difficulty was about to present itself, but somehow it was resolved before it came to fruition. Since you just discovered the need for assistance you look to God and pray for a decision to solve it. That’s when you find that God already overturned the problem as an answer to your prayer before the need arose.
It occurs many times that God will create a solution for a problem that has not occurred before you ask for help which you will then pray for its being solved.
You are the recipient of his intercession in an upcoming situation that you are not yet aware of and when you realize he has already solved it before you ask through prayer it becomes the blessing that his grace has again stepped into your life.
There also are many times any of us may be facing a particular problem that we may not know what to do to solve this. The answer to waiting for a solution is to wait on the Lord as he will take this under his wing, so to speak, and the problem is removed from our grief.
We must remember that since God has no past or future, our particular need occurs in the present tense and our need is now, even though in a finite existence it will be a future element that happened in our past. So, what we assume happened some time ago or may present itself in the near future it has already been and God is taking care of it before it happens in our time.
Does God usually work in our favor before our finite minds realize there will be a consequential event that without God the end result will be catastrophic? The answer is yes and it happens more often than any of us can understand or even forget to thank him before we come away from a tragedy unscathed.
If we were to categorize the many occasions that God has intervened within our lives protecting us when we were about to fall from his grace, there would not be enough space on paper to keep a record. It isn’t just spiritual inneractions that God steps in for our safety, it is more often a catchful support for every physical malady that many of us find as a safety net. The question most asked is why are some not healed in spite of constant prayer? God, in his divine plan always has further needs of those individuals and we must trust his reasons, alone.
The ultimate grace that always follows each of us is assurance that the Holy Spirit never leaves our presence and is there to assist our well being even before the probability of danger is just around the corner. It is most prevalent when after an eventful mishap we find God answered a prayer before he heard it, meaning in God’s element all things, including our prayers, have occurred in the present tense with God.
Ralph B. Hathaway