God Is Working While You’re Waiting on Him!

God wants you to wait patiently for him to answer your prayers, but he also wants you to wait expectantly. God is a worker, He always has been and He always will be…He created the Earth in less than 7 days, surely answering your prayer is not rocket science to God, so Have faith in God and wait on Him with patience and expectancy. Trust God to hear and to answer. When you wait expectantly, you show God that you believe his promises, you also show God that you trust in Him and you’re willing to wait on Him for His answers and His perspective of your prayer requests. You also demonstrate to God when you wait on Him that you believe he’s going to keep his word. Daniel Boone, the famous frontiersman, was once asked, “Have you ever gotten lost in the wilderness?” He said, “No, I’ve never been lost. I’ve been bewildered for weeks at a time, but I’ve never been lost.”Some of you may feel bewildered right now. You’re bewildered about your marriage: “I’m praying for it to get better, but it’s not getting any better.” You’re bewildered about your career:
“Do I go up, down, change jobs?” You’re bewildered about relationships. You may feel powerless and hopeless and like you can’t do anything to change your situation on your own. You’re bewildered.Don’t be discouraged! Don’t give up! Look up. Turn to prayer. I have had many, many requests in my life that I’ve prayed to God that have never been answered. I can think of one prayer that I have prayed almost every day for 24 years, and it hasn’t been answered. I don’t know why God hasn’t chosen to answer that prayer, and I don’t understand it. But I have decided this: Whether or not God ever answers that prayer, I am going to die believing his promises. Because God is a good God, and he knows what’s best, even when I don’t understand it.When God doesn’t answer your prayers, you need to remember a couple very important truths. First, God is in control, and you’re not. He knows better what you need than you do. There is no mountain too tall that he can’t move it. There is no problem so big that he can’t solve it. There is no sorrow so deep he cannot soothe it.
depressed-business-man_mdGod is in control, and he has a plan and if He delays in answering your prayers, or doesn’t answer your prayers the way you want Him to or doesn’t answer at all, there are always good reasons.The second thing you need to remember is that, whether or not you ever receive your answer, God will honor your patience — if not in this world then in eternity.“I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised” (Psalm 130:5 TLB).


-Pastor Rick
Questions for thought…….

  • What promises of God can you claim while you wait for him to answer your prayers?
  • Will you still trust in and follow God if He does not answer your prayer in this world?
  • How has God shown his faithfulness to you in the past?
  • What do you expect God to do in your life? How do your expectations reflect his greatness?

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