Be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.
Now there’s a word that makes you want to scream.
You’re busy from dawn ’til dark. Not enough hours in the day. There’s no room for “Wait” on your to-do list.
What’s the longest you’ve ever had to wait for something? I’m guessing it was waiting for an answer to prayer.
Elizabeth and Zechariah got stuck in that line for a long time. They prayed and prayed for a child. Many years passed before God answered their prayer. In their old age, he put a very special baby in their crib—John, the forerunner of Jesus. The timing of their baby’s birth was to-the-second perfect.
When you pray, God hears—and there are two things that he alone knows: the right answer—and the right time for the arrival of that answer.
The answer to your prayer may be a
while in coming. It’ll be worth the wait.