God’s promises are for those who will not grow weary of waiting.
We live in a world where some folks think that if they prayed about their problems at 7am in the morning that God should answer before the close of business the same day – otherwise they will move on to other options.
Too often we give up on God answering our prayers because we hate waiting.
The secret to God’s timing is to develop our character. Our character is what makes us unique.
Someone once said, “Ability may get us to the top, but character will keep us there.”
Many people sincerely believe that they know God and very frequently can quickly quote His promises, but when God goes silent as He often does…the real character of the person shows up – they will either grow faint and run off to unimaginable resources, or wait in their prayer rooms until God answers.
God develops our character by our willingness to patiently wait on His timing. Running ahead of God or turning to other options unfortunately sends us right back to the starting position.
God’s ‘silent treatment’ is a test to build trust and intimacy with Him. God is not a genie in a bottle. He’s not a popcorn machine. He’s not interested in microwave prayers either.
He enjoys intimate moments with us as we listen to His thoughts. He gets to know us and we get to know Him. It’s all about relationship and not head knowledge.
God never grows weary listening to our repeated prayers. He empowers us each and every time by giving us sufficient grace to wait on His timing.
He is really after building our character.