When prayers are delayed, anxiety and worry can follow quickly.
Most Christians have something they are praying about and are eagerly awaiting God’s answer for. When time passes and the requests remain unanswered, faith and patience are put to the test.
It is easy to identify with the prophet Habakkuk, who grew weary in waiting for God to answer his prayers.
God hears our prayers and answers them according to His sovereign will and timing. Though we may not understand why the answers are sometimes delayed, we must trust that God loves us and will give what is best. God wants to bless His children and glorify Himself through them.
God possesses infinite wisdom and knowledge and knows what we need and when we need it. We can trust His perfect timing. Apparent delays can change suddenly in our favor and for His glory, but He is in control and will bring His perfect will to pass.
God is good to those who wait and is faithful in keeping His promises. Our time is put to good use when He exercises our faith, increases our endurance, and brings us to a new level of strength and confidence in Him.
The way we wait is a significant factor. We can fret and be unhappy, or we can place our trust in Jesus and enjoy life while we wait. Drawing close to Jesus through prayer, praise, and thanksgiving will keep our hearts filled with joy while we wait.
Waiting on God is never a waste of time. Make the choice to lay your burdens at the cross and trust God’s timing.
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