Today’s Reading: Matthew 15:1-28
Most of us have experienced the following: You take the whole family to a drive-thru….you order that hamburger, make all the orders, pay for all the orders then, you get to the window for pick-up. Everything is there, except your order. You are then told to pull over and park and they will bring it out to you. Wait, Wait, Wait.
What about when God is slow in responding to a prayer we’ve prayed? What do you do when you have to wait on God? Certainly, the Bible says ‘wait on the Lord’ Psalm 27:14 that’s easy to say, especially, if you are not the one waiting.
In today’s reading, when the women spoke to Jesus, He remained silent – What do you do when God puts you on hold? Does silence mean Jesus is uncaring and unconcerned? Absolutely, not! The woman of Canaan did not walk away. She kept on trusting in Jesus. She believed Jesus will eventually speak. That’s what we have to do. We must keep on trusting in Jesus because He’s been faithful in the past and because He will speak to our need at the right time. When God puts you on hold just remember that He has a word for you. Hang on, stay on the line and you may not get that word immediately, but when the time is right, He will speak to your very need.
How can you wait and trust God for answered prayer?
Father, Thank You that Your timing is perfect. Help us to wait on You and trust that You will do what is best in Your perfect timing. In Jesus’ name, Amen