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When Prayers Take a LONG TIME to be Answered
10/19/2016 10:27:00 PM by: Barb Haley

 

     Ever get tired of waiting on God to answer a prayer? Wonder why
     the answer takes so long?

     I attended a Bible study on Numbers 33-34 at church tonight and thought
     you might benefit from a few points my pastor made.

     On their journey to the Promised Land, the Israelites often made camp and
     stayed for an extended time. You can imagine the grumbling and questions as
     they wanted to move on.

   What about when we have to wait?

In our lives, we, too, are required to sit still and wait on God to move at times. It will help to remember that God often does His best deep, foundational work in our hearts in these times. Changes and preparation for battles and plans ahead. Rough edges whittled away. Our faith grows more in these times than any others.

Sometimes we remain in the wilderness because we can't let go of our past. Nothing done "to" us or "by" us can hold us back from the presence of  God unless we allow it to. We must consciously choose to focus on God instead of circumstances and feelings. And then there's all the "Christian" activity, but with no progress in our walk with God. We need to be sure our activity is God's activity for us!

And finally, as we face battles, we will march forward with boldness when we choose to recall the previous victories of God in our lives and claim His power in our lives.

 

 

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