God certainly did not answer Paul’s requests as Paul intended. But God did answer, and he answered exactly as Paul indicates in his words about prayer to the Philippians. He answered by giving Paul peace. Paul knew God’s peace even in the most difficult of earthly circumstances, and he writes out of these circumstances to tell us also to make requests of God, our heavenly Father.
Commenting on Philippians 4:6-7. James Montgomery Boice, Philippians: An Expositional Commentary. Grand Rapids: Baker, 2000, p.243.Read More