Good morning, Mighty Woman of God! I speak blessings of peace and joy upon your life on today. May the Lord our God meet your every need and desires as you follow after Him.
(Habakkuk 2:2-5), "The Lord answered me . . . Still the vision awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the end - it will not lie. If it seems slow, wait for it; it will surely come, it will not delay. Behold his soul is puffed up; it is not upright within him, but the righteous shall live by his faith.
Habakkuk, a prophet of God was sore in his spirit, while watching a Godly nation being swallowed up by a nation of people that had no fear of the Lord. Habakkuk's question to God was, why Lord, are you letting your people suffer? How long will you watch as your people die?
When we see the wicked prospering and God's people suffering, we may think the Lord is too slow in responding to the evil we are enduring. Yet God always works in His time, and he sometimes works in ways we do not expect. We can be sure that God has not forgotten us when He seems slow to respond, and we can know that even if He does the unexpected, it is for His glory and our good.
There are times in our lives when we just don't see our circumstances or tribulations changing for our good. Even though we have prayed about it and say that we have given it to the Lord, we still tend to wonder if God is going to move on our behalf. Not only will He move on our behalf, but when or how long will we suffer. How long will our prayers go unanswered? Those are the questions, we as Christians ask ourselves or God, while we are waiting or going through a testimonial trial. Wondering how long your trial will be does not mean that you don't have faith in God, it means that you are not patient. The times when you feel as though you have endured enough pain and suffering, are the times when you need to have the most patience. Without that type of patience, you can easily let the devil slip into your mind, telling you that God does not care or He is not going to come to your rescue. Note: The Lord God has already come to your rescue from the day you called on Him, Lord, Lord.
My Testimony: I had been praying for my oldest son to be delivered from drinking, doing and selling drugs for over a year. It seemed like it was a lifetime of prayers. I didn't see the Lord moving at all in his life, nor did it seem as if my prayers were even heard. I questioned the Lord saying, "Father, I thought You said that He would change and dedicate his life to living righteous for You". I listened and this is what the Lord said to me, "How long did it take you?" I said no more. I continued praying for my son and it has taken over five years from the time I spoke to the Lord about him for my son to walk upright for God. Don't get me wrong, those were the longest and most trying times of my life. Being a mother and watching your child go in the wrong direction is not easy. I had to get to the point in my life where I had to totally trust God. That was not an easy task for me. My point is that as you are praying for a breakthrough, you may watch the days go by and many nights before it comes to pass. The key is to know that it will come to pass. If God said it, it is so. If you don't have a relationship with the Lord and prayer, you will not know what He has said about your situation.
Wait patiently and know that what might seem to be slow in coming was not delayed at all. Such waiting, such perseverance until the Lord shows Himself, is the very essence of faith, and it is by this faith that the righteous find life. And that it is this faith that leads to the imputation of a righteousness that is not our own, which will in turn lead to eternal life. Our Creator always brings His plan to pass at His appointed time, not before.
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