Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!Psalm 27:14 (NKJV)
Many people find it hard to wait; we often think that God should be able to do it RIGHT WHEN WE ASK. But how often do we do what He asks right then? Sometimes we wait because we have questions, and sometimes it’s because we’re hesitant to be obedient. When God is delaying an answer, often it is because He has certain timing that is important because He sees what lies ahead of us in our path.
It’s often that we expect God to move on our timetable, but that’s not how our walk with God works! God has created everything for an appointed time–Ecclesiastes 3 tells us, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” In Daniel 10, we read about Daniel’s 3 weeks of fasting and praying, followed by an answer to His prayer, but the angel had battled 21 days the “prince of the kingdom of Persia.” Sometimes we must wait because God has sent an answer, but the enemy has held it up.
It’s important, then, that we not grow impatient in our fasting and prayer, but keep going. So today, let’s challenge ourselves to be patient and wait on God’s timing and direction. Instead of a usual prayer starter, use Psalm 25 as a blueprint for Your prayer today:
Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day.Psalm 25:4-5 (NKJV)