The waiting season!

The waiting season!

Scripture: Psalm 130

Many years ago, Harry prayed without ceasing for his son-in-law, who backslid in faith. He cast all his burden on Christ through his prayers. In a few months, Harry went to be with the Lord. Within a few days, John repented and gave his life to God. His mother-in-law Marsha told John how Harry used to pray daily for John’s repentance. John replied, “I waited for a very long period.” Marsha happily said, “God is still answering the prayers that Harry prayed when he was alive.”

This story of Harry encourages those who wait upon the Lord with prayer. Romans 12:12 says, “Be constant in prayer.” (ESV version).

The psalmist who wrote Psalms 130 experienced what it is to wait upon the Lord. I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. (verse 5). He knew that “with the LORD is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.” (verse 7).

God doesn’t depend on our timing. Our timing is chronological, linear, and limited. But God’s timing is everlasting. He will work when the time comes to pass. “Our prayers cannot make God work hastily. But it keeps us in union with God,” says Samuel Emia, a biblical teacher.

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