When God doesn’t answer our prayers quickly, we may become anxious and wonder why He’s taking so long. We may even wonder if He listened to our prayers. It is during such times that we must be patient. We must also understand and accept that God’s answers may not be what we asked of Him.

However, one thing is for sure—we can always be confident knowing that God’s “mixing and baking” something for us. We must have faith in God’s timing—it is always perfect.

My friend, John Kneece, shared the following “down to earth” prayer from a Facebook post by Justin Cross. Although we don’t know the name of the original author, the message it presents is certainly on point.


One Sunday morning at a small southern church, the new pastor called on one of his older deacons to lead in the opening prayer.

The deacon stood up, bowed his head, and said, “Lord, I hate buttermilk.”

The pastor opened one eye and wondered where this was going.

The deacon continued, “Lord, I hate lard.”

Now, the pastor was totally perplexed.

The deacon continued, “Lord, I ain’t too crazy about plain flour. But after you mix ‘em all together and bake ‘em in a hot oven, I just love biscuits.

“Lord, help us to realize when life gets hard, when things come up that we don’t like, whenever we don’t understand what You are doing, that we need to wait and see what You are making. After You get through mixing and baking, it’ll probably be something even better than biscuits. Amen.”

Author Unknown


Thanks to John and Justin for sharing this reminder to be patient while God is mixing and baking His answers to our prayers.

May God’s answers to all your prayers be “something even better than biscuits.”

Tom Tatum – Author – 2018

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  1. You should have been a minister, Tom Tatum!

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  2. This is very true, thanks!

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    • And I thank you for your kindness, Becky. I can imagine how the young preacher felt when the deacon started his prayer, but I love how the deacon concluded his prayer.


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