But the angel said to him, “Do not be afraid, Zechariah, because your prayer has been heard. Luke 1:13
When will my prayers get answered?
Just as Zechariah and Elizabeth had given up that God would ever answer their prayers for a child, the messenger comes and tells them otherwise. Zechariah doubted and was rendered speechless before the mystery. Somehow prayers do get answered but not always in my exact timing nor in the way I imagine would be perfect. Trusting and waiting are the hallmarks of Advent and of the spiritual life.