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God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional

Answered Prayer

Read Daniel 8:1 through 10:21

Aaron and Heather were struggling to pay off a large medical bill. They took their need to the Lord in prayer. After praying for weeks, they received no answer and fell further behind. Each of them wondered if God heard them or if He really cared. The following day they received a check that was enough to pay their bill. They noticed the postmark on the envelope was dated the day they started praying. 


Daniel sought the Lord in prayer, but the answer to his prayers was hindered. The angel of the Lord revealed why. 


“The prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia” (Daniel 10:13). 


Have you ever felt like God wasn’t answering your prayers? If Daniel faced opposition, so will you. Remember, God is for those who are for Him. The trials you face can strengthen you if you rely on Jesus. Never mistake a delay for a denial. There’s always more happening than you can see, but God is always faithful.


Challenge for Today: Start a journal to record all your answered prayers.

Quicklook: Daniel 10:12–14