God doesn’t always answer my prayers like I want Him to answer. Most of the time, I want my answer immediately. Regardless of how hard I try, I have discovered that I can’t rush God. He does things in His time, according to His ways.
Sometimes the greatest blessing is not in the answered prayer, but who I become while I wait on Him to answer. The waiting increases my faith and brings about many wonderful blessings. Through every hardship, I can see some type of beautiful gift.
For one particular prayer, I have been waiting for over twenty years for God to answer. During this time, I have learned so much about faith, unconditional love, and how to be patient. Kicking and screaming do not make God move any faster. It only steals my peace. However, when I can surrender to Him and be willing for Him to teach me what He wants me to learn, then I can grow through what I am going through.
When we learn that each trial is for our benefit, then we can embrace each one, and get just as close to God as we can get. He is our friend and guide. God wants us to do well. He wants us to walk in His marvelous light and to be a witness for Him. Sometimes when I’m in the depths of the fire, I just remind myself that God is going to show me how to overcome my hardships so that I can help others to do the same. I want my life to be a living testimony of what is possible with God.
Therefore, we have to keep fighting our battles with faith, love, and patience. My sweet friends, we have victory in Jesus.
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