“For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.” (Psalm 62:5)
How we hate to wait! Okay, maybe it’s not you - how I hate to wait! Have you been at KL Central? To be specific, have you experienced waiting for KTM train to come? Slow. Hot. Packed with people. What a great combination for successful volcano of impatient. Never been there? Oh try this: sudden delayed red light while you’re on the road, long queue at the counter, your boyfriend turnout late for your special date, slow internet connection… and yes, including, especially - waiting for God to answer your prayer.
What took Him so long, right? It can be frustrating when it seems that God does not act quickly, swiftly and fast. It can difficult to grasp what is stopping Him for so long, even though you have prayed and prayed and prayed, and it seems obvious to you that you are praying for the right thing. Your eyes dried like Klang River. Your fist crammed as you lift it up to heaven. Your weight losses while you fasting about it. Knock… knock… Nope… still there’s no answer.
Dear readers who are still waiting for Him to answer your prayer,
Remember this well: God’s timing is usually different from yours. Our perspective is limited while He can see the whole picture. We only know our present need, but God knows our deepest need. We can’t see what’s up ahead, He can and His timing is always best.
“Men always ought to pray and not lose heart” (Luke 18:1)
Oswald Chambers writes, “Jesus taught His disciples the prayer of patience. If you are right with God and God delays the answer to your prayer, don’t misjudge Him. Don’t think of Him as an unkind friend, or an unnatural Father, or an unjust Judge, but keep at it. Your prayer will certainly be answered, for ‘everyone who asks receives’. Pray and do not cave in. Your Heavenly Father will explain it all one day. He cannot just yet because He is developing your character.
‘Forget the character,’ you says, ‘I want Him to grant my request.’
And He says, ‘What I am doing far exceeds what you can see or know. Trust Me.’”
THINK BIG.START SMALL.GO DEEP.
‘God is rarely early, but He’s never late.’ (Unknown)