-My original advisor in graduate school dropped me from her list and I had to seek a new advisor.
-I never heard back from any of the PA jobs that I applied for in 2008.
-I never heard back from many of the folks whom I contacted when looking for a roommate in 2009.
-I never heard back from any of the Salvation Army church contacts whom I emailed earlier this year.
Knowing that the Lord is sovereign and wise, I don't feel as fearful to reach out and try to contact people in sheer (and sincere) curiosity via email. I may not hear back from half of the messages, but rather than grow angry, I can rest in trust that the Lord's will will be done. While I may have my own desires, God's plans and desires are far higher.
"For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts."