The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:25-26 New King James Version
It is one of he hardest things we will ever do, wait.
How impatient are we waiting in a grocery line (personally, I just grab a magazine and flip through it while waiting)?
How impatient do we get watching the clock slowly tick until it gets to class over or the end of a shift at work (do you find the more you look at the clock the slower it seems to go?)?
Now, how impatient do we get with Jehovah?
We wait until He guides us to a spouse (for me it never happened) or to get pregnant and keep crying out:”When Lord, when? Do we get tired of waiting and go out on our own (which leads to disaster) and then blame Jehovah?
Waiting builds perseverance (we will not quit), strength and faith.
For me many times it has taken years and in some instances decades before He answers my prayers.
Sometimes the prayers do not come to fruitation but that is because they would only cause me harm if they did.
I can think of a few times when I prayed for a certain woman to accept my proposal only to be laughed at. I felt crushed but them see her a few years later and how she treats her husband abusively and silently say a grateful thank you Lord prayer.
So brothers and sisters if you are praying and ready to give up, do not. The Lord answers in His time in His way.
If His answer is not the one you desire have faith that He knows you better than you know yourself and because He loves you is only doing what is best for you.
How many times have we whined to our parents to get something when we were children and if we got them it would make us sick?
How much wiser than Jehovah?
Prayer: Thank you Jehovah-Jireh (God our Provider) for blessing me with Your unlimited generosity in supplying all me needs in Your time and in Your way. Please bless me with patience to wait for Your timing and respect to accept Your answer even when it is not the answer I sometimes desire. I humbly thank You in the name of Your greatest gift to me Jesus Christ. Amen
May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.