God knows all the prayers of our hearts before we even ask. He wants us to have them. He doesn’t grant everything, though. We sometimes fail to realize that God is not Santa Claus. He is a loving father who gives us our wishes sometimes on his timing, and sometimes we don’t get our desires at all. He is a loving God who cares for us and knows what’s best. He doesn’t fail to hear. He is a God we have access to 24 hours a day, and he has a plan for even when we fail. God is the greatest chess player. He sees all the ways something can go. The beauty is he is abundant, too, so he wants us to be joyous and full. In an infinite universe, such as the one we’re in. There are endless possibilities. That’s why we should never say never. We should always hope and not give up. God wants us to be happy.
Zina Hermez authored the best selling book, Not Without God: A Story of Survival. Her second, Not Without God: Hope In the Storm will be out later this year. She’s been featured in numerous articles, guest posts, podcasts, websites, newsletters, and magazines. Recently she was featured on ESPN’s ‘Solutions from the Huddle’ broadcast and on ‘Color Speak,’ a Grace and Truth Radio World Podcast! Zina’s written hundreds of articles and has taught students from all over the world spanning many different backgrounds and cultures. Her writing endeavors earned her an invitation to speak at Harvard University’s, ‘Business Expert Forum’ and she’s appeared in Christianity Today, the Suite T blog and Southern Writers magazine among other places. She writes on faith, science, and overcoming adversity. Her goal is to help others. You can connect with her on Instagram, Facebook, Linked In, or Twitter.