So you’ve been praying the best you can and you have even been fasting: for the job, for deliverance from addictions and bondages, for healing, for your sister to get saved, but it seems like no change is happening. I have been there, all Christians have been there, even major characters in the Bible have been there, Job, Daniel, Abraham, Sarah… I could name an endless list. I want you to know that your prayers do not fall on deaf ears in fact the Angel of the Lord said, as children of God, our prayers are heard on the same hour on which we pray
“Do not be afraid Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your prayers were heard….”Daniel 10:12 HOLY BIBLE
I want to remind you for a start that your prayers have been heard. I repeat myself, your prayers have been heard…say it until you come to believe it, ‘MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN HEARD’.
There are lists of reasons why we do not see the results of our prayers exactly at the time we might want to see them. It could be the result of spiritual warfare Daniel:10-13, It could be timing Isaiah 60:22, It could be an assignment (assignment is a sweet word for TEST! 😁), Job 1:9-12 , states that God allowed Satan to test if Job would still worship God if he lost everything he had given him. God also tested Abraham Genesis 22:2 to see if he would sacrifice the only son he had in obedience to God. Sometimes we have to face it, we ask for with wrong motives or even for wrong things from God, James 4:3. All of these reasons are good to be known so we can track our parcels from heaven or understand why things are not going our way.
These reasons are the ‘why‘ it is essential for us believers to grow the spiritual fruit of PATIENCE Galatians 5:22-23. Patience goes in hand with trusting God, do you know who God is?
6 … [b]ecause anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.HEBREWS 11:6 NIV
Daniel knew that his God exists and he answers, so he continued on fasting 21 days until his message was delivered. Job said,
“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
And naked I shall return there.
The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away.
Blessed be the name of the LORD.”
Trying times are the times when we apply our FAITH, they are times to show the mountain before us that we know him, we have seen him do A B C D for us, even if we walk in the shadow of death, even if it feels like he is far and silent… I have his word that said he will never leave me nor forsake me… I have a word that says he is a rewarder of those who seek him.
30. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall;
31. But those who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall soar on wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary they will walk and not be faint.ISAIAH 40: 30-31
If you feel weary pray for strength to go on once more, if your hard times have shown you that you lack the spiritual fruit of patience ask God for it. Soaring like eagles is ONLY for those who wait, coming forth as gold is for those who wait in the fire…God is near during your tough times more than you can imagine, and whatever it is you trust him for, it is on its way.
Comment below, ask for prayer, pray for the Holy Spirit to grow me so we can have more in this blog…. I love you guys!