God, where are you?

Have you ever questioned if God heard your prayer? You pray and pray, and it seems like nothing! You do everything you know to do, and still NOTHING! If we are not careful, doubt can start to set in. Hey, it is human nature, right? Sometimes in the waiting on God, the prayer can end up being “GOD, WHERE ARE YOU?” Then along with the doubt, the self-examination begins. What is wrong with me?

The Word of God speaks about this. Let us consider the man Daniel. Daniel was “well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science” (he was smart) (Daniel 1:4). He “had purpose of heart” (He did not compromise his standards) (Daniel 1:8). He was “preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him” (Daniel 6:3). He also was a man of prayer; “he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God” (Daniel 6:10).

Daniel, like us, had his challenges. One time he was thrown into a den with LIONS. This did not happen because he drove his chariot too fast through a school zone but because he continued his prayer life when prayer to the one true God was outlawed. Daniel was a faithful man of God. He was a man of prayer. (Oh, before I forget, God did deliver him out of the lion’s den.)

But there was a time in Daniel’s life that he prayed, and the answer did not come immediately. He had to wait! So what did this man of prayer do? He continued to wait and pray. And finally after a season of feeling like God did not hear him, the word of the Lord came to him:

Daniel 10:12 “Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.”

God assured him that the very first time he prayed, his words were heard! God has heard you also! His Word declares: “…call upon me, and I will answer…” (Psalm 91:15) “Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder…” (Psalm 81:7) “Because of his strength will I wait upon thee: for God is my defense.” (Psalm 59:9)

I pray today you will be encouraged and reminded that God has heard you! So the words for today are: JUST WAIT

Psalm 38:15 “For in thee, O Lord, do I hope: thou wilt hear, O Lord my God.”

Psalm 27:14 “Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord.”

Psalm 39:7 “And now, Lord, what wait I for? My hope is in thee.”

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