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Wait on The LORD! Amen.

It is my constant prayer that all is as The LORD has spoken without delay!

Delay? “Explain that!”

Scripture makes it clear that our Heavenly Father hears and answers prayer. Yet we all experience times when, though we pray for God to act right away, God does not. What are some reasons for the delay?

At times The Lord sees that our attention and intension are misdirected. Our relationship with Him should have priority over all Earthly matter (Mark 12:30).

Yet minds and prayers can become so fixed upon a need that our gaze shifts away from Him. The Father may delay His answer until we refocus on Him.

In other situations, God waits because the timing is not right for granting our request. We see ‘short’ our vision as far ahead is in no way comparable to The knowledge of God! Mind you, The Word states that you were known in your mother’s womb! This is a scary concept. ALL our actions are known? Where we go, what we do, our acts are not that difficult to figure out! We are not figured out! We are known!

Who, what and where you are is for reason. There will be inexplicable acts that occur. Life goes on! I say that lacsadaically. Where do you think testimonies are from?

Perhaps certain events must happen first, or people’s thinking needs to be changed.

There are also seasons when the Lord wants to stretch and grow our faith. One of the ways He accomplishes that is by having us watch for His response. The Holy Spirit will work in these times of waiting to mature us and bring forth righteous fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).

Other reasons are a wrong motive for our request (James 4:3) and the practice of habitual sin. We all fall short when it comes to God’s standard of holiness, but some of us persist in a lifestyle of disobedience. The Lord may delay His answer so He can prompt us to confess our sin and turn back to Him.

Waiting on the Lord isn’t easy—faith and trust are needed (Hebrews 11:1). If His answer is delayed, check that 1) your focus is on Him, 2) your motive for asking is God-honoring, and 3) you aren’t practicing habitual sin. Then believe that His response will be for your good and His glory.

4 Reasons Why God Delays

Amen in Jesus’ name. What tends to ‘trip’ believers up is “waiting”. Amazingly, that means so much!

Wow! Waiting on The LORD. We have shared just what this means…
Wait = patience.
Wait = service.
Actually, let us trend toward the Webster dictionary:

1. Stay where one is or delay action until a particular time or until something else happens.
“he did not wait for a reply”
synonyms: stand by, hold back, be patient, bide one’s time, hang fire, mark time, kill time, waste time, cool one’s heels, kick one’s heels, twiddle one’s thumbs; pause, stop, cease, halt, discontinue, rest; informalhold on, hang around, sit tight, hold one’s horses, sweat it out; informalhang about
“she had to wait until her passport came through”
await, look/watch out;
anticipate, expect, be ready, be in readiness;
long for, hope for, count the days until
“they were waiting for the kettle to boil”
2. Used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen.
“I can’t wait for tomorrow”
1. A period of waiting.
“we had a long wait”
synonyms: delay, holdup, period of waiting, interval, interlude, intermission, pause, break, stay, cessation, suspension, detention, check, stoppage, halt, interruption, lull, respite, recess, postponement, discontinuation, moratorium, hiatus, gap, lapse, rest, entr’acte
“we resigned ourselves to a long wait”

Until something else happens? What is going on?
What are you ‘waiting’ on?

God has perfect knowledge of us, and all our thoughts and actions are open before him. It is more profitable to meditate on Divine truths, applying them to our own cases, and with hearts lifted to God in prayer, than with a curious or disputing frame of mind. That God knows all things, is omniscient; that he is every where, is omnipresent; are truths acknowledged by all, yet they are seldom rightly believed in by mankind. God takes strict notice of every step we take, every right step and every by step. He knows what rule we walk by, what end we walk toward, what company we walk with. When I am withdrawn from all company, thou knowest what I have in my heart. There is not a vain word, not a good word, but thou knowest from what thought it came, and with what design it was uttered. Wherever we are, we are under the eye and hand of God. We cannot by searching find how God searches us out; nor do we know how we are known. Such thoughts should restrain us from sin.

(Ps 139:7-16)


To God be The glory. Let us praise God together for His ALL in our lives, Amen.

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