Yes. No. Wait.

Often times we pray for things, and then we get frustrated when God does not answer on our time. We want God to fix our situation in a blink of an eye. 2 Peter 3:8 says, “But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.” God’s timing is completely different from ours. You have to be patient.

God always answers in one of three ways. It is either yes, no, or wait. Now sometimes God will give us a yes, but we have to wait for Him to fulfill the yes. We have to trust Him to do it. Psalms 27:14 says, “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.” If God tells you something and you know that it is a yes, then it may be that you are not ready just yet. If it was a no, then God would simply tell you no. He already knows what is best for you and His goal is not to cause unnecessary pain or suffering. So, if God tells you something then wait on Him to fulfill the yes. Do not get discouraged because things are not happening when you want them to.

If you feel like God is silent, just remember that the teacher is quietest during the test. If God tells you something, but you see nothing happening it is probably because God is waiting on you. Or, it may just be that God is working behind the scenes on your behalf. God doesn’t need our help. God wants us to trust Him. He wants us to take Him at His word. God’s silence is often Him waiting, waiting on us to move out the way so that He can have His way. Some things take more time than others. Trust the process. God’s plan is the best plan.

Dear God,

Thank you for this day. Thank you for the plans that you have for my life. Help me to trust you and wait patiently for you to work out every single situation. God, please forgive me for every sin. Help me to be more like you, and let nothing hinder my prayer. Lord, help me to seek you first. Help me to adhere to your voice, and to your plan. Show me a glimpse of what you have in store for me. Don’t let me grow weary, but help me to trust your timing. God, thank you for what you are doing and for hearing each and every one of my prayers. You are awesome and I thank you Lord for being my personal Savior.

In Jesus Name,


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