Yes, God answers.
But when we pray and God’s silence is deafening it’s difficult to believe that he even heard our prayer.
The still place of wait feels lonely. Long. Desolate. Remote even, as if we’ve been left out in some cold snowy wilderness.
Oh but we’re not alone. Far from it. Philippians 4:5b says, “God is near.” He is at work right now on our behalf. “Before they call I will answer; while their still speaking I will hear.” Isaiah 65:24
God has heard you. A plan has been laid. Our part is to do one small task.
Which can be so hard I know.
But think of the wait as a place of refinement not of detainment. A place where our patience, perseverance and character are perfected. A place we are made over into to someone even more beautiful.
The place of wait might seem like a godforsaken corner but the grit and persistence developed gives way to hope and hope never disappoints, but rather points us to keep going, keep trusting.
Yes, God answers. And no matter what the answer, the other side of the wait is a place of magnificence where God’s glory will be found.
Hoping to make Mondays less mundane…
Looking forward, pressing on and seeking God in every bump and twist in the road.