I’ve heard that God all the time solutions prayer. Sometimes the reply is “Yes.” Sometimes it’s “No.” And typically it’s “Wait.”
There was a time when God’s reply to my prayer was “Wait.” I didn’t actually pay attention, although. I figured I may make all of it occur by myself. I went out and made one silly resolution after one other to get what I wished, till I used to be so removed from God, I didn’t know how one can get again.
Maybe you’ve finished this earlier than. Maybe you’re there proper now.
Don’t fear. God is there. He was ready for me to return again to him. As quickly as I turned my eye again on God, his arms have been open, able to embrace me.
It was throughout this time that I understood why God had me wait within the first place. This is slightly embarrassing however perhaps apparent: my ego and pleasure wanted reigning in. Yes, I assumed I may make all of it occur by myself—with out God. Like a toddler throwing a tantrum, I stomped my toes and mentioned, “If you won’t do it, I’ll do it!”
I began to know that ready was for me, not for God. Waiting was for me to study to give up to the desire of God and to study to belief him. That time once I waited skilled me to be the one that may deal with all that I requested.
My good friend Sarah calls this “good parenting.” I snicker aloud when she says this, as a result of it’s completely true. My personal kids ask for issues that I’ve no intention of giving them proper now. To accomplish that wouldn’t be sensible. It isn’t that I don’t wish to give them good issues; it’s as a result of I do know they don’t have the maturity, data, understanding, or knowledge to have the issues they request. I can see extra of the large image than they’ll.
Yes, God is the perfect Father. He is aware of all of this. And right here’s the factor: once I lastly surrendered myself to God’s will, once I lastly rested in ready and trusted him, what he had in retailer for me was so a lot better than what I had deliberate and hoped for myself.
Maybe you’re on this area proper now. I encourage you to “wait for the LORD; / be strong, and let your heart take courage.” (Psalm 27:14) Your Father is aware of what’s finest for you.
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