Have you ever prayed for something for some time but it seems like God isn’t hearing you? Most of us have experienced that.
But the Psalmist said, “As soon as I pray, you answer me; you encourage me by giving me strength.” (Psalms 138:3)
Think about those words…as soon as I pray the Lord answers. That means instantaneous answers.
“But,” you may say, “it sure isn’t like that for me.” Well it is but not how we think instantaneous is. Our Lord answers prayer in one of 3 ways; “Yes,” “No” or “Wait.”
“Wait,” is an answer although we don’t care for it. God May say “wait.” The Lord May so “No.” Again, it’s an answer although not what we want.
Maybe you are hearing “No” or “Wait.” God loves us and knows what’s best for us so if God says “No” or “Wait”, it’s what is best for us.
Back in 1984, Holli & I we’re engaged and getting married in August of that year. I was a part-time Music & Youth Director at Gillsburg Baptist Church in Osyka, Ms at the time but I wanted to Pastor. A church in Louisiana came open and they wanted me to preach for them. I did and wanted to become their Pastor. But God had other plans. It was frustrating at the time but a few months later a church closer to Mississippi College (where I was in school at the time) came open. They called me as their Pastor. God’s timing was best.
God May be saying “No” or “Wait” to your prayers. If so, God is answering; just not in the way you want.
Bobbie Mason has a song that goes;
“All things work for our good
Though sometimes we don’t see
How they could
Struggles that break our hearts in two
Sometimes blind us to the truth
Our Father knows what’s best for us
His ways are not our own
So when your pathway grows dim
And you just don’t see Him,
Remember you’re never alone
God is too wise to be mistaken
God is too good to be unkind
So when you don’t understand
When you don’t see His plan
When you can’t trace His hand
Trust His Heart.”