As I was praying with a friend this week, she made a statement to God that really spoke to me. She said “God, our prayer is resolved on your end and pending in ours.” Wow! That is profound- I think. Are you in a season that you are waiting for God to reveal his answer to a prayer?
Be encouraged that your prayers are answered and being answered.
In Isaiah 60:22, the Lord speaks to Israel after a period of waiting and suffering, reminding them that when the time is right, only He can make happen what He has promised. God is never early, or late, but when He moves, He is always on time. God’s perfect timing grows the strength and focus of our faith and allows everyone to see that He alone gets the glory for what happens.
Waiting is hard. But if we trust God’s heart, it makes it easier to trust His timing.
Jeremiah 29:11, is a well known verse that brings encouragement to so many believers. I love to continue reading through to verse 13. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.”
I have highlighted some of the words because they emphasize some truths that help to bring strength in our waiting. God knows his plans. God knows his plans about YOU. God’s plans are about your prosperity and are already in place. They are resolved even when we are waiting for them to come to pass. When you seek God with all your heart, You will be heard. We call after God has already made His plans and promise. He expects us to call and already promises that He is listening.
Waiting is hard. But if we trust God’s heart, it makes it easier to trust His timing. God keeps His promises and the Bible is evidence of that. God has had to wait on his children so many times. Our wait is minute in comparison. 2 Pet 3:8-9, reminds us how patient God is with us. What we think as God taking too long or perceive as God choosing not to answer our prayers, is God giving us time to recognize his patience with us, his power at work in our situation and giving us the opportunity to see any error in our ways. We are told many times throughout scripture that when we ask according to His will He hears and answers. We want to align our prayers with His will. We may feel that we are forced to wait but we are actually getting the privilege of waiting and experiencing God’s patience towards us.
Our times are in God’s hands. No matter what we do, or don’t do; no matter what comes against us, the Lord is in control. Numbers 23:19 says, “God is not human, that he should lie, not a human being, that he should change his mind. Does he speak and then not act? Does he promise and not fulfill?” Our God is a man of His word. He has settled all things with His word. When we go back to God’s Word, no matter how long the wait is, when the answer is yet to be revealed and is pending- it is in the cue. It is on the way to where you are. There is no turning back or reversal of God’s Word.
May God’s Word continue to encourage us to believe God’s answers will make their way to our reality. The Lord stated in Jeremiah 33:14, “‘The days are coming,’ declares the LORD, ‘when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.” And He has. The answer we most needed has already been given. As we hold on to Jesus, we can hold on in our times of ‘not yet’ answered prayers. God has as answer. God is an answer. As we pray Mark 6:10, “your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.” Wait for it in confidence. As God has his answers resolved, may we be resolved in making Him our answer as we wait. God is settled with His answers. We can settle ourselves in Him.