God works for those who wait for Him!

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In order to grow as believers, you and I must learn to wait on the Lord. While waiting God to answer prayers to happen in our lives, there are a few things that we must do. First, I continually bring our request before Him in prayer. We also must surrender to His timing, and live our life as the Bible instructs by seeking the Lords kingdom first. If we are truly trying to die to ourselves and live for Christ daily, I know that we are in the will of God. This makes the process of waiting easier. When we do this God will suddenly show up in great way in our lives when we keep trusting Him and waiting for His perfect timing to make things happen. When we keep our focus on loving the Lord with all of our heart, soul, and strength He will lead us. 

 

  “For since the world began no ear has heard and no eye has seen a God like you, who works for those who wait for him! ~ Isaiah 64:4

 

God has a plan for each one of us and wants us to know what it is. Every time we take a step of obedience, He sheds more light on our path. But sometimes He asks us to pause awhile, and we may not know why. We long for direction in a particular matter, but our prayers just aren’t being answered, and we wonder, Why does He delay?

When you aren’t seeing any answers, it doesn’t mean that God is not working. He’s still actively involved in your life, but He works in ways that are not always visible He orchestrates circumstances, changes people’s hearts, and protects His children from making hasty decisions that will have disastrous consequences. Perhaps the Lord knows you’re not yet ready for the next leg of your spiritual journey. Waiting times are opportunities for growth in character, obedience, and faith. He may also need time to train you for future responsibilities and ministries.

 

When you intentionally choose to be still, God unleashes His mighty power on your behalf. My prayer is that we would learn to wait on His answer—and do it joyfully. Why? God’s Word says that He acts on behalf of those who trust in Him. No, He doesn’t promise to give us everything we want. But when you and I watch for His provision, it will come—every time.

Have a wonderful day in His presence. Please share this blog with others and I pray it will encourage them.  God bless you!

Instead of relying on yourself, Trust God!

You know, there are days when everything seems to go right. Every single prayer we pray is answered. Life moves along as expected. We follow the rules and things are good. Then there are days, we do all the right things and nothing turns out right. For example, we eat right and exercise only to hear the doctor say we have some sort of disease. Or we donate our money as God leads and then we find ourselves in a financial bind. We obeyed, why are we struggling? We did everything we were supposed to and still we suffer. We just don’t understand, but God has the answers we are looking for.

“For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God” ~Ephesians 2:8

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I think this cause-and-effect mentality is logical. Unfortunately, it relies on us, not God to make things happen. Our obedience may prevent consequences but the whole purpose of obedience is to follow God. It is to live by faith. It is so we learn to trust Him. But sometimes I think we try to manipulate God with our works. We think if we do this the outcome will be that. We have to remember that God has a purpose and a plan that we cannot see. He is directing us a little at a time. He calls us to follow Him until the end no matter how long it takes or how hard the climb is.

Today’s prayer focus is on following God until the end. When we pray and obey it’s because we love God (or at least it should be). Too often, we get caught up in the temporary outcome without seeing the purpose.

Life is a series of lessons. Sometimes we stand in the middle and think God isn’t working. Sometimes we think our actions will solve a problem, or prevent one. But ultimately, God is teaching us to trust Him and not rely on ourselves. He wants us to persevere because in the end, it will all be good.