People might have said:
“You pray too much…”
“You faith too much…”
“IF there is a God! Why hasn’t He answered you…”
“Perhaps you are praying wrong!…”
Chil’ I have heard it all… and more!
I have even shared His-Story: Abraham… no kids, Abram was 86 years old when Ishmael was born. When Abram was 99 years old, the Lord spoke to him once more. The Lord said, “Between you and Me I will establish my covenant, and I will multiply you exceedingly. “My covenant is this: you are to become the father of a host of nations.”
We have shared God’s blessing!
Samson, David, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, Job!!! We have shared their stories, which were written for a reason!
To the one who feels like an outcast, alone, and rejected, I want to offer you this loving reminder today. Dear friend, God has not forgotten you. He has seen your obedience, your faithfulness, your sacrifice, your commitment, your tenacity, your resilience, your perseverance, and your steadfastness.
He knows the price you’ve paid, the tears you’ve cried, the loneliness you’ve endured, the prayers you’ve prayed, the seeds you’ve sown, and the heartaches you’ve suffered. He knows what your heart had hoped for, what you dreamed and believed for, and what or who you have lost.
God has not abandoned you! God has not forsaken you. It all mattered then, and still matters now. I know it is hard, but hold on. Your reward is coming. If not here and now, it will be then and there. God is The Author of Time, and when He answers your prayers… it is always right on time. For He promises to work everything for our good (Romans 8:28). Do not lose heart, and do not despair. Rather praise Him while you await your victory!
“Therefore I will look to The Lord; I will wait for The God of my salvation; My God will hear me.” Amen.