"Yes" is a cause for rejoicing and we should let the world know that God moved on our behalf. "No" is hard to take sometimes, but at least you know.
It seems to me that "wait" is the hardest answer of all - and it seems to be the answer we get the most!
It is said "timing is everything," and it is never more true when viewed from the perspective of the believer. God's timing is not the same as ours. The Word tells us that He is not slack concerning His promises. Unanswered prayer is not because He is dilly-dallying around. Instead He is waiting for the perfect timing, when all things come together as it should. He knows all the subplots and variations to our dilemma that we don't know.
I also think God loves for us to wait to see if we are really trusting Him. After all, if we received an immediate answer every time we prayed, we'd soon begin to see Him as some kind of magic genie we could rub in just the right way and get what we want.
Instead, we need to view Him as a holy righteous God who loves us so much He gives us what is best to fit in with HIS plan and purpose in our lives.
He knows what is best. We don't.
5 Minute Friday is now hosted by Kate at the blog "heading home." This is meant to be a free write, which means: no editing, no over-thinking, no worrying about perfect grammar or punctuation.