Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, (Luke 18:1 NKJV)
We have a tendency to lose heart when we pray. God must do it quickly. When we are waiting, it’s not like our idea of waiting, but it means to be quiet and rest before The Lord. I have found in my experience that He just wants our attention and for us to just sit before Him and listen for His still small voice. It feels like God is sometimes very distant. Even though we know He isn’t, it sure feels that way. He wants His children to look for Him and to spend time in His presence.
And I will wait upon the Lord, that hideth his face from the house of Jacob, and I will look for him. (Isaiah 8:17 KJV)
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, But the glory of kings is to search out a matter. (Proverbs 25:2 NKJV)
Our hearts should long to be in His presence. Our lives are changed, when we are resting in His presence. In the upper room, they waited ten days for His wonderful Holy Spirit. There is great benefit in waiting (resting) in The Lord.
But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint. (Isaiah 40:31 NLT)
There is strength in waiting upon The Lord, because the Joy of The Lord is our strength. We have to find Joy while we wait on the answer. We know what the answer is according to His Word, but we must have Joy until the answer shows up.
Wait on the Lord; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the Lord ! (Psalms 27:14 NKJV)
He means that we should wait in faith; this is where Joy is increased.
E.M. Bounds said, “The answer to pray is assured not only by the promises of God, but also by God’s relation to us as a Father.”
Oswald Chambers said, “Prayer means that I come in contact with an Almighty Christ, and Almighty results happen along the lines He laid down.”
I encourage you to just be quiet and rest in His presence. This lifestyle is transforming. You will experience a whole new level of His Shalom.
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