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Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him . . . Psalm 37: 7
We belong to the now generation. We want what we want, and we want it now. And if we can’t get what we want right away, then we pout, get angry, or blame God. Unfortunately, this attitude has carried over to our prayer life. We pray, and if our prayers are not answered immediately, then we lose complete faith and wallow in self-pity, feeling God has ignored us or simply doesn’t care. Even worse, we may feel that God doesn’t love us! Oh, how sad this must make our heavenly Father, who loves us so much, He gave His only Son to come to this earth and die on a cross—so that we may live eternally with Him! How soon we forget His incredible sacrifice. If you need more strength and patience, pray and ask God to provide more faith to trust Him more, and He will. Remember that God created you, loves you more than anyone else on this earth ever could, and wants only the best for you! He is worthy of your trust! And here is the kicker that so many struggle with the most—God’s timing is not the same as yours. His timetable of making things happen doesn’t always match up to what you think it should be—so keep this in mind when waiting for your prayers to be answered: God’s timing is perfect! Pray for patience, keep praying, and don’t ever stop praying, even if it takes years—because God will never let you down—not ever! He always answers prayers.
— Erica Christie-Campbell