You pray and pray. Exhaustive prayers. You whisper to yourself, “When will the answers come? Does God even hear me?” But what does Scripture tell us?
Our prayers are heard.
Peter tells us our prayers “have not gone unnoticed by God” (Acts 10:4b, TLB) “For the Lord is watching His children, listening to their prayers.” (1 Peter 3:12, TLB)
Our prayers are answered.
All prayers are answered: either with a yes, not now, or no.
Jesus said, “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.” (Matt. 7:7-8, NLT)
Then, why don’t we see the answer? Sometimes it’s because we are not on the same timetable as God. We receive our answers on HST -- Heavenly Standard Time.
Our prayers are answered at just the right time.
The writer of Ecclesiastes said, “There’s an opportune time to do things, a right time for everything on the earth.” (Eccl. 3:1 Msg)
God says, “I am God. At the right time I’ll make it happen.” (Is. 60:22 Msg)
God is listening to your prayers. God is arranging the answers to your prayers. Wait patiently and in trust for His timely answers.
Lord, help me to wait patiently and in trust for Your perfect timing of my answers as I continue to pray according to Your will, in faith, and in Jesus’ name, Amen!
Are you waiting for an answer from God today? Ask someone to pray with you and specifically ask for the grace to wait on God’s timing. (Our coaches are always available to pray.)