I don’t know about y’all, but I can be impatient. I want things when I want them, and it gets frustrating and discouraging when things don’t happen quick enough. But we should always remember that God knows what’s best. Just because he hasn’t answered our prayers right away or how we wanted Him to doesn’t mean that He didn’t or isn’t going to answer them. I always reiterate this: God ALWAYS answers prayer. It’s just that sometimes the answer is ‘no.’ If you’re asking for something that isn’t within His will for you, He won’t grant the request. It’s kind of like when we were little kids and we would ask our parents for something that they knew wasn’t good for us. They’d tell us ‘no’ and then steer us toward something better. God is our Heavenly Father and loves us far more than our earthly parents ever could. Trust that He has your best interests at heart.
64 Oh that thou wouldest rend the heavens, that thou wouldest come down, that the mountains might flow down at thy presence,
2 As when the melting fire burneth, the fire causeth the waters to boil, to make thy name known to thine adversaries, that the nations may tremble at thy presence!
3 When thou didst terrible things which we looked not for, thou camest down, the mountains flowed down at thy presence.
4 For since the beginning of the world men have not heard, nor perceived by the ear, neither hath the eye seen, O God, beside thee, what he hath prepared for him that waiteth for him.
God Acts on Our Behalf MARCH 02, 2021 TUESDAY
The Lord is a God of action. Even when He rested after six days of creation, it wasn’t because He was tired and needed to recuperate—His creative activity may have stopped, but He never ceased working. And throughout history He has always been intimately involved in individual lives without ever relaxing control over the universe.
Sometimes, however, it may seem He’s unconcerned about us, because our prayers aren’t answered as quickly as we expect. When that happens, we need to remember it doesn’t mean God has stopped working. He is still actively involved in our lives but often in ways that are not always visible. He orchestrates circumstances, changes people’s hearts, and protects His children from making foolish decisions that could have disastrous consequences. Waiting times are opportunities for growth in character, obedience, faith, and service.
By intentionally choosing to trust and depend on God rather than doubt Him, you are cooperating with His process of spiritual growth. He alone knows what you need and when you need it. Be encouraged, knowing that God has planned good things for those who wait (Isa. 64:4). Even if you don’t get specifically what you requested, your Father’s answer will be for your eternal good and His glory.Daily Devotions