I have been pondering in recent months answered prayers that suddenly fall into place. Circumstances that give hope. In May and June of this year, I prepared for an exam, sat the exam, applied for a job, was short-listed, went for the interview, got the job I really wanted, finished all the "official" hurdles for GP training, and then found I had passed the exam. All in the space of 4 weeks.
Which has really left me thinking how kind God is. And how caring. To have helped me finish something difficult and given me a job I think I will love, at the end of it.
I prayed another prayer at the beginning of the year and then was reminded of the prayer at the beginning of May through the comments of others. A few happen-stances have occured in the past few weeks that have made me think that perhaps even this prayer is being answered. But it is still hidden from view, and I am only wondering. It is a slowely lightening dawn. However even if the prayer is not answered in the way I perhaps hope, the few months past have showed me again how faithful God is. And how I must remember this, answered prayers or not. God's kindness is there whether we feel and see it very evident and when it feels most hidden.