Is it answered prayer or Satan posing as answered prayer? When we pray for the Father to change a situation and people move out of our lives, is that answered prayer? It could be, but don’t get happy right away. It could also be evil posing as answered prayer. Things are going along just fine, then WHAM! Disaster, catastrophe hits and we have to go back to square one.
Here’s another scenario: Prohibition was a great idea, but only as an idea. Women wanted sober companions and fathers for their children. A major problem with prohibition was the crime rate skyrocketed. Prohibition had to be revoked; back to square one.
Wait out your prayer if the answer is not clear. God will make it plain.