Have you been praying for something to happen in your life for so long that you feel like giving up?
You’re not alone in your waiting.
- David waited 15 years to be king.
- Moses waited 40 years to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. He fled Egypt and wasn’t called back to lead his people until he was in his 80s.
- Sarah waited 25 years for her appointed child, Isaac. So long, that she took matters into her own hands and had her husband sleep with her handmaid Hagar to give her a son.
- Rebekah waited 20 years to give birth to Jacob and Esau.
In the scriptures, the word “wait” means to hope, to anticipate, and to trust. To hope and trust in The Lord requires faith, patience, humility, meekness, long-suffering, keeping the commandments, and enduring to the end. To wait upon The Lord means planting the seed of faith and nourishing it.
Indeed, patience is a virtue.
All things, whether good or bad (ALL things,) work together for good for those who Love God.
May God instill patience in your heart and answer all your prayers. His will be done in your life, Amen.
The Bible teaches us to pray always
That’s is, we must pray without season
So, what happens when you pray, and it is yet unanswered?
Or, what happens when you face trial and there is still no way out?
That’s where patience comes in
We must learn to be joyous in our challenges
No matter what you are going through, be happy and continue trusting in God.
You may have heard this verse before:
John 14:13 “And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.”
But what many of us fail to realize is that the verse doesn’t say Jesus will do what we ask right now.
None of us know God’s timing or why it seems to take soooo much longer than we’d like sometimes.
But rest in the truth that God is faithful.