5. Pray and Repeat
Perhaps you share my frustration at having to wait for God and still, nothing seems to shift. Contemplating how long I have been waiting—with zero results—depletes the last trickle of my patience. God has been stalling from delivering, and it’s time for a reckoning. Why hasn’t He answered years of praying and waiting?
Half sobbing and half furious, I flip my Bible to John 14. I jab at verse 13 and turn it heavenward. “It says here no matter what I ask, You’ll do it. Well, where is my answer? Where, God?”
I wish I could say the Lord’s response always arrives instantly, but you wouldn’t want me to lie, would you? This time, though, He replies rapidly, “that verse doesn’t have an expiration date.” Meaning, although John 14:13-14 assure us of the Lord’s affirming answer, they don’t specify when it will come.
Which means we are to keep waiting until His answer materializes.
Perhaps that’s why Jesus exhorts us to never give up in prayer (Luke 18:1). Pray always (1 Thessalonians 5:17), both because we’re petitioning God to move on our behalf, as well as while we’re waiting for Him to do so.
When God finally delivers the manifestation of my prayer requests, in accordance with Revelation 12:11, I will proclaim His wonderful works. Knowing me, I’ll likely write about it.
When it’s time for your waiting to wrap up, would you also testify about it—in your own way?
I can promise you this. If you share it with me, I’ll rejoice with you.
Laurent, S., & Menzies, R. (2013). The Anger Fallacy: Uncovering the Irrationality of the Angry Mindset, Australian Academic Press