“Above all, Trust in the slow work of God”
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
Beloved is there something that you have been praying for, wishing for, and waiting for with all your heart and still it tarries? Perhaps the healing of an almost unbearable grief has robbed you of your peace? It may be that the comfort of knowing that your dear one will remain in remission from an illness remains elusive. Whatever the matter that you have waited on the Lord for, an answer to your problem has not yet come. And the good book says: “Ask and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened.” Matthew 7:7 (The Living Bible)
What if, during all of your time of praying and waiting, that the Lord of all creation has been waiting for you? The Lord may be waiting to see that you trust that He will work things out in His time. We, of course, want big problems to be solved on our time table – that is, without delay.
God’s delays are often mysteriously frustrating. We can, however, rest with the assurance that our prayers have been heard. God always answers the prayers of those who earnestly seek Him. Even when it gets difficult, let us strive to keep the faith and always be thankful! The answer we seek will usually find its way to us right on time!
“For Jehovah God is our light and our protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will He withhold from those who walk along his path.”
Psalm 84:11 (The Living Bible)
And, we have hope because the good Lord has promised us.
“I want you to trust me in your times of trouble, so I can rescue you, and you can give me glory.”
Psalm 52:15 (The Living Bible)
Remember that we are God’s only representatives here on earth. We are God’s children, so that when the going gets rough, we must stay focused on thanking God for His goodness. In and out of season, when life for us is wonderful, and also when shadows come and rain falls too, we praise the Lord!
Dear Lord Jesus,
We trust your timing in moving our lives forward,
Help us to be patient.
Thank you for knowing the answers
to all of our problems.
Your goodness and grace assure us of victory.
We give You all glory and praise.
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