Why are some prayers answered right way and others seem to never be answered?
Yesterday I went for an interview, and got lost. My car was getting close to overheating, or the needle was moving in that direction. I didn't know what to do so I pulled over to a gas station and lifted the hood. I was looking for the coolant holder. It is not labeled with a picture like the windshield wiper fluid one is. As I was standing there in 90 degree temperature in a white skirt and hills trying to look as desperate as possible, every guy that passed by looked and kept walking (oh, how I miss the south, where people have manners). DUDE, I'm a girl in a white skirt !!!! Do I look like a mechanic?? NO. sorry, I'm not blonde, sorry I don't look like barbie. But back to my story. So I never found where it went and so I put the hood down, got back in the car and continued to my interview. The guy I was to interview said he was located at 134 South in Salt Lake. Not being from here I googled 134 South Salt Lake City. It was getting close to my interview time so I called and told him I was having trouble finding his place. I am usually really great with directions, if i've been there once I can find it again. When I called him he said "oh, haha, its 134000 South by IKEA." OH you mean Draper NOT Salt Lake. So at 5pm traffic in Utah, which is a stand still, I thought my car, I will never make it, so a song from primary popped in my head.
A Child’s Prayer
Heavenly Father, are you really there?
And do you hear and answer ev’ry child’s prayer?
Some say that heaven is far away,
But I feel it close around me as I pray.
Heavenly Father, I remember now
Something that Jesus told disciples long ago:
“Suffer the children to come to me.”
Father, in prayer I’m coming now to thee.
Words and music: Janice Kapp Perry, b. 1938
I continued to sing this the entire way, the needle stayed in the middle, traffic was slow but it kept moving, my interview went ok, don't know if I will get it or if it is what I really want, and I was able to find it.
Why was this prayer answered so quickly, why was it important for me to make it to that interview? Why did this prayer take priority over other prayers that have been offered with more desperation than this one? I know answering that prayer to make it to my interview was a reminder that He is there and is listening, I just, I just hate not knowing everything. I'm such a planner, I like things done in order.