Day 11: These Things Take Time

Genesis 24:52-26:16
Matthew 8:18-34
Psalm 10:1-15
Proverbs 3:7-8
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Pastor Commentary:

The Lord does not always operate on your schedule. In fact, that very statement should expose the silliness of expecting the God of the Universe to ever conform to your timing. Gen 25:21 says that “Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.” That gives the impression that Isaac immediately saw an answer to his prayer. However, we are told that Isaac was forty years old when he married Rebekah (Gen 25:20), and sixty years old when Rebekah first gave birth (Gen 25:26)! Sometimes when we ask God for help, He answers right away (see Gen 26:12); other times we are to wait with patience, knowing He hears our petitions. God loves you and He takes pleasure in your happiness and prosperity! Give Him a chance to move in your life.

Prayer:

“Father, help me never to be discouraged as I’m waiting for an answer to prayer. You will always answer, but I recognize that it’s going to be according to Your schedule; not mine. Give me patience and a heart willing to listen in Jesus’ Mighty Name!”

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