As I look back on 2010, I am amazed at the faithfulness of God. He has brought my family through so much and as the year ended we are closer than ever. I have been healed from unexplainable illness. My youngest son graduated from college and my oldest got a great job even in these tough economic times. I am at peace and content. I have learned to trust Him in every situation and wait for guidance when I don’t know what to do next.
God knows our needs. He knows our desires and wants to bless us with every good thing. “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Ps 37:4). If we want God’s very best, we must learn to wait on Him instead of rushing to take matters into our own hands. God is faithful and He hears our prayers. Trust in Him and He will make all things right.
Dear one, have you realized that God has been faithful to you this past year? What situations turned out well for you? Have you learned to wait on God’s timing to meet your needs?
May 2011 be a year of much blessing as you trust and walk in faith.
We all have unanswered prayers; requests for God to intervene in our lives and deliver our long-awaited desires or meet a desperate need of some sort. We have faith in God. We know he hears us.
But what do we do when our prayer is not answered? Days, months, perhaps even years go by and still we pray the same prayer and still no answer from the Heavens.
Continue to seek God, search our hearts and do good, that’s what. Focus on what God has called us to do and stay hopeful. Did I say this was easy? No. But that’s where faith comes in. When everything looks hopeless, and you’ve exhausted all your resources. When the doctors don’t know what to do and neither do you. Cling to God. Cry out to Jesus. And then wait. Like the woman with the issue of blood or the Centurion soldier, have faith. Faith as tiny as a mustard seed can move mountains (Matthew 17:20).
Today as you wait on the Lord to answer your prayers, have faith and pray. “The fervent prayers of a righteous man availeth much.” (James 5:16). And then get ready for God to give you the desires of your heart!
Waiting on God is not usually easy, is it? It requires patience, trust, and lots of hope.
Some think waiting on God means sitting back and doing nothing, dejected and doubtful their prayers will ever be answered.
To me, waiting on God means more than that. First of all, we cannot be double-minded, like it says in the book of James, “But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.” (James 1:6-8)
It means to keep on doing what God has told me to do, with hopeful expectation while I’m waiting for Him to answer my prayers. “Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (Gal 6:9-10).
A friend gave me a card a while ago, that said “God is always working, even if we don’t see it.” So true, yes? We cannot always see how God is working on someone or some situation in our lives. That is where faith comes in. We must have faith that God is working all things for our good even if it doesn’t seem that way at the time.
So, while you are waiting for your prayers to be answered, get up and do your part. Trust in God’s perfect timing and His great faithfulness and stop waiting for God to do what God is waiting for you to do!