One day I was upset because things didn’t go my way; I had prayed for this specific thing for months, I even fasted for it, and I asked the Lord so much, and I told Him how important this was for me, and yet it didn’t happen. So, there I was wondering, why? What happened that I could not get what I wanted, and pretty much what I needed at that moment, because I really needed it!
I know that the Lord always answers our prayers, sometimes He says yes, sometimes He says no, and sometimes He says wait. Then I wonder, why did He say no to me? And it was at that moment when I began thinking of all the times He had said no to me. Next thing I knew I was talking to Him, and yes It was more like a complaint than a prayer, still while I was thinking and then talking I could not stop singing Psalm 146 “Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being. Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help”
So much for the Irony if you ask me! Because, while I was reluctant to understand the Lord’s way, and somehow I was ungrateful for His answer I could not stop praising Him. But then I knew, deep down in my heart I knew that even though I didn’t get what I wanted, I knew that if I waited in Him, He will provide what I needed. Sometimes we ask, and ask millions of times to the Lord for things we need, and we even get tired and frustrated because we have asked so many times and the answer seems to be always no. Have you ever wondered if the answer is wait?
My dear friend The Lord never mistakens His answers; we are the ones who get it wrong. When we think He said no, maybe He is saying wait… just wait. We may not like it but the truth is that we need to wait, and if we “Wait on the LORD, and keep his way” Psalm 37:34 (KJV) He will provide what you need, but in His time, He knows what is best for you, and He will never let you down.
So, my dear friend I just wonder…Are you waiting?