There is a story about a man who was in a flood. He climbed to the second story of his house and prayed for God to rescue him. A man in a boat came by and offered him a ride. He refused, politely, saying that God would rescue him.
The flood waters went higher and the man climbed out onto the roof. "Please God," he prayed, "rescue me." Another boat came by and offered him a ride. The man refused, insisting that God would rescue him.
The flood waters came even higher and the man clung to the peak of his roof. All the while praying for God to rescue him, and secure in the knowledge that it would happen - after all he was a very faith-filled man. A helicopter hovered over him and offered to throw him a rope. "No thanks," the man replied, "I'm waiting for God to rescue me."
Well, the flood waters went even higher and the man drowned. When he got to heaven he confronted God. "I don't understand why you didn't rescue me," he said, "I prayed faithfully, and I really believed you would come. Why did you let me down?"
"I sent you two boats and a helicopter," God replied, "what more did you want?"
God's answers aren't always what we think they will be. Remember to look back over your prayer requests and see if any of the prayers have an answer. If so, please post the answer, so we can all praise God in his goodness. Thanks.