Today I read “I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on” Joshua 1:3 MSG. There is nothing like a promise from God. Are you trusting in God’s promise(s) right now? I encourage you to be persistent even when the thoughts come: “How is God really going to do this? Maybe I’m just wasting time in prayer, I’m not even sure that God wants this for me.”
Doubt only undermines our faith, and we begin to question if we are doing the right thing. We will think; “Maybe this is taking so long because I’m not praying according to God’s will….” All I can say is that God answers prayer, and I’ve never known Him to let me persist in prayer without answering me one way or the other. When there’s no answer, then I trust Him until I get one. Hard as it is, keep buoyed by the fact that He loves you and has your best interest at heart.
The fact that prayer coming to fruition takes time is the reality of “seed, time, and harvest.” We also know that God is not bound by time. In hindsight I usually see the time I spent waiting had more to do with my need to grow before I could see answers come to past. Sometimes answers are dependent on others who are critical to our dream, vision, or need to participate in seeking Him for the next phase of our journey.
So don’t stop praying, don’t stop believing. Remember the promise God made to Moses about the land? He kept the promise. It just might not have been done to the satisfaction of the finite mind. His ways are higher than ours. His timing is perfect. Most important? He loves you with an everlasting love, and your times are in His incredibly capable hands.