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Did God Hear The Prayer Requests For Bobbi Kristina?

Bobbi Kristina Brown died just two days before my birthday. She had been on life support for approximately three months. This was after she was found unconscious in her bathtub and was hospitalized. Undoubtedly, this must have been a tough time for her family. Numerous prayer requests went up to God from her friends and family. Additionally, people from across the nation, who never even met her, were praying for her as well—even those who aren’t Christians. With so many people praying, many thought she would recover. And as such, many may have lost faith in God when she didn’t.

God Does Answer Prayers

On the 26th of July, 2015, Bobbi Kristina died. Does this mean that God doesn’t answer prayers? No. First John 5:14 says, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us.” Take note of these two words, His Will.” Sometimes what we ask for isn’t in accordance with His will. We might not understand, but we have to trust that His will and plan for our lives, and that of our family, is far better than ours.

God has three responses to our prayer requests. Yes. No. Wait. A lot of times we pray for something and get it soon after. Yet, at other times, we pray for months or years before we get our heart’s desire. That’s when God is telling us to wait. Then, there are those times when we pray and God’s answer to our prayer is a resounding “No.” We don’t like to hear that response; nevertheless, it’s still a response. If our request is not in our best interest, He’ll say no. Also, if our requests are just to satisfy our selfish pleasures, He’ll say no. “When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures” (James 4:3).

Remember that above all things God wants us to prosper and be in good health (3 John 1:2). He will not withhold anything good from us. Then God says in Jeremiah 29:11, “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil … ”

The death of a loved one is hard to deal with, but it becomes manageable when we trust in God. Friends, family, and fans of Bobbi Kristina, trust in God and allow Him to take care of you. Don’t lose faith in Him. Instead, be confident in the fact that He loves you, and will bring you comfort.

What is your prayer experience with God like?

About Amelia

Amelia
Amelia Brown is from the beautiful island of Jamaica. She is a 28 year old Guidance Counselor by profession, but a passionate writer at heart. Most of her articles written are aimed at stimulating positive change under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. She is also a published poet and a member of Faithwriters. Outside of writing, she enjoys volunteering, cooking, and turning frowns right side up. Amelia currently lives in New York.

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2 comments

  1. Amelia,
    Thank you for this post. I had been praying for Bobbi Kristina since I found out about her being on life support. Such a heartbreaking story. I don’t know know why God did not answer the prayers for her, but we can trust that God is good and His ways are not our ways.
    Blessings,
    Stephanie

    • Amelia

      Stephanie, He did answer the prayers… it’s just that His answer wasn’t what the world was expecting. But assuredly, His ways are not our ways, neither are our thoughts His thoughts. Yet, He only wants the best for us, and we can trust in that truth. Thank you for commenting!

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