“When you began to plead with God, HE answered you….”
Thankful to know that despite my ability to foretell the future; when a prayer is offered up; especially one with thanksgiving or cries of help with repentance; I can trust God is already at work behind the scenes and has set answers into motion!!!
As the story goes in Daniel; he spent time before the Lord crying out for mercy and it was there he was not only assured his prayers were in fact heard; but that he was told he was greatly loved!
Perhaps you have a few conversations with God you’re waiting on answers or breakthroughs for? Take heart and know He is at work behind the scenes for your greater good and benefit. Although you cannot see it right now, there will be a day you can look back and see that “even then” God was working things out.
So today, even if it hurts like hell to endure the valley you’re in; trust that He is building into you strength, character, perseverance and hope. And you will be complete lacking nothing! In the midst of the unknown, trust a God who knows! He has sent answers. HOW HE LOVES YOU!!
“At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.” Daniel 9:23 ESV
What are you currently praying about seeing answers to?
If you knew God already sent an answer, how would that realign or reshape your current state?
What season you’re in might not only be for your benefit but for others who’re supposed to be part of the answer to what you’re waiting on. Thank God for working behind the scenes in ways we cannot fathom and spend some time journaling.
Father God, THANK YOU. Thank you that you know far greater than I of what the future holds. You know my heart and you know what I’ve been waiting on. While you’re developing more character and the ability to persevere, please increase my hope that you truly are working behind the scenes. It’s easy to get discouraged when I don’t feel you working or sense that you’re up to something, but that is why I am choosing to believe you are faithful!! Just like you knew what you were doing when you asked Abraham to trust you with Isaac. Or when you asked Daniel to trust you with the lion’s den. Or Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, when you asked them to trust you walking into that fiery furnace. Even when you asked Esther to trust you as she approached the king. You were working behind the scenes, to set the stage, to meet their cries for help in a perfectly-timed, divine-intervention way that greatly showed your Glory!
God, you know what you’re doing! Please give me strength to wait, courage to trust, hope while I trust, and the peace to know you are perfectly in control and have a plan and purpose for even this. Thank you, in advance, for your answers which I eagerly anticipate and cannot wait to thank you for! It’s in your name, Jesus, I pray. Amen.