Grace and peace be unto you.
Word of Encouragement…
“But when the set time had fully come, God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law” (Galatians 4:4). I recall asking God for many things and expecting him to provide in my time frame. To this day, I can still remember the feelings of utter disappointment when my expectations were not met. Since then, I have learned the valuable lesson, God answers in his own time and therefore I must wait.
According to the prophet Jeremiah, the Israelites asked him to seek God’s face for direction, that is, where they should go and what they should do (Jeremiah 42:1-3). Jeremiah prayed to God and He responded ten days later. He could have responded immediately, but He chose to do otherwise. There is nothing that you and I can do to persuade God to answer in our time, the psalmist says, “But as for me, my prayer is to you, O Lord. At an acceptable time, O God, in the abundance of your steadfast love answer me in your saving faithfulness” (Psalm 69:13).
You have fasted and prayed for a breakthrough and have not received it. God is saying to you, “Trust in me with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5) and “Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10). He spoke the universe into being; nothing is impossible for him. God has a set time to answer your prayer, do not lose hope. He promised that your strength will be renewed when you wait upon him (Isaiah 40:31).
Before God grants your request, certain things have to be in place. As a result, He has to remove some things and people from your life and introduce you to new things and different people. Additionally, your mind has to be transformed to his thoughts and ways and not be conformed to the things of the world, so you can accept the changes that he offers. This depth of organization takes time. Therefore, you will receive your answer at the right time, “In the time of my favor I will answer you…” (Isaiah 49:8).