Worthy is lamb that was slain at Calvary. At Calvary, where my sin were bought by the blood of Jesus Christ and charge me not guilty! O my Father   in heaven, thank You for this great love that You instil in us for the fellowship here after.

We are grateful to You alone who is worthy of our praise. Blessed be Thy Holy Name now and forever.

Wednesday is here again, Prayer is the key is a true saying, again today, we will be seeking the face of our Father, Who can do all things, Who knows the thoughts and intent of our hearts and will not allow us to be weary nor give up (2Tim 2:1).

What is that one thing you have been trusting God since the beginning of this year? Which naturally draw tears to your eyes and wet your pillow, sometimes you cannot mention it even to the closest person to you because they have no solution. It remembrance is nothing but sucking on your own part. Not to worry, your Father is able to do all things to them that believe and the fervent prayer of the righteous man availeth much.

Why are the answers not coming? Why do we experiences delays in answers to our prayers? This is a very vital topic to consider, so that when we pray, we pray alright and not weary out in the place of prayer. So today, we will be considering why we experience delays with regards to answer to our prayers.

Waiting period is not easy but if that what God is saying to at the moment, what else can you do? Let me quickly add that “waiting time” is not usually “ideal time”. The message below will be highlighting some of the reasons among many others, why we might be experiencing some delays in the actual manifestation with regards to answers to our prayers and some bible passages you read as the promises of your heavenly Father:

“Therefore will the Lord wait that He may be gracious unto you.” Isaiah 30:18

 

God often DELAYS IN ANSWERING PRAYER. We have several instances of this in sacred Scripture. Jacob did not get the blessing from the angel until near the dawn of day—he had to wrestle all night for it. The poor woman of Syrophenicia was answered not a word for a long while. Paul besought the Lord thrice that “the thorn in the flesh” might be taken from him, and he received no assurance that it should be taken away, but instead thereof a promise that God’s grace should be sufficient for him.

If thou hast been knocking at the gate of mercy, and hast received no answer, shall I tell thee why the mighty Maker hath not opened the door and let thee in? Our Father has reasons peculiar to Himself for thus keeping us waiting. Sometimes it is to show His power and His sovereignty, that men may know that Jehovah has a right to give or to withhold.

More frequently the delay is for our profit. Thou art perhaps kept waiting in order that thy desires may be more fervent. God knows that delay will quicken and increase desire, and that if He keeps thee waiting thou wilt see thy necessity more clearly, and wilt seek more earnestly; and that thou wilt prize the mercy all the more for its long tarrying.

There may also be something wrong in thee which has need to be removed, before the joy of the Lord is given. Perhaps thy views of the Gospel plan are confused, or thou mayest be placing some little reliance on thyself, instead of trusting simply and entirely to the Lord Jesus. Or, God makes thee tarry awhile that He may the more fully display the riches of His grace to thee at last.

Thy prayers are all filed in heaven, and if not immediately answered they are certainly not forgotten, but in a little while shall be fulfilled to thy delight and satisfaction. Let not despair make thee silent, but continue instant in earnest supplication.

Dear reader it is not by accident that you are reading this mail today. I believe the Lord led you to read. It is very possible like so many others you are at the point of giving up, having done all you know how to do and there is no result to show for it. Rather doubts and questions  fills the air as regards to your expectations.

I hope you find answers to your questions but if not the next message or rather ;promise of the day will do you some good:

“My people shall dwell in quiet resting places.” Isaiah 32:18

 

Peace and rest belong not to the unregenerate, they are the peculiar possession of the Lord’s people, and of them only. The God of Peace gives perfect peace to those whose hearts are stayed upon Him. When man was unfallen, his God gave him the flowery bowers of Eden as his quiet resting places; alas! how soon sin blighted the fair abode of innocence.

In the day of universal wrath when the flood swept away a guilty race, the chosen family were quietly secured in the resting-place of the ark, which floated them from the old condemned world into the new earth of the rainbow and the covenant, herein typifying Jesus, the ark of our salvation. Israel rested safely beneath the blood-besprinkled habitations of Egypt when the destroying angel smote the first-born; and in the wilderness the shadow of the pillar of cloud, and the flowing rock, gave the weary pilgrims sweet repose.

At this hour we rest in the promises of our faithful God, knowing that His words are full of truth and power; we rest in the doctrines of His word, which are consolation itself; we rest in the covenant of His grace, which is a haven of delight. More highly favoured are we than David in Adullam, or Jonah beneath his gourd, for none can invade or destroy our shelter.

The person of Jesus is the quiet resting-place of His people, and when we draw near to Him in the breaking of the bread, in the hearing of the word, the searching of the Scriptures, prayer, or praise, we find any form of approach to Him to be the return of peace to our spirits.

“I hear the words of love, I gaze upon the blood,

I see the mighty sacrifice, and I have peace with God.

‘Tis everlasting peace, sure as Jehovah’s name,

‘Tis stable as His steadfast throne, for evermore the same:

The clouds may go and come, and storms may sweep my sky,

This blood-sealed friendship changes not, the cross is ever nigh.”

Beloved, find your solace in the promises of peace by our Maker. His peace is not of the World but in His Word. Spend some time searching and picking those assurance verses in His Word that will smoothen your inner mind, so that waiting period of your answers will not be filled with anxiety but rather with full assurance that He will surely do that you asked and believe He will do for you (2 Cor 5:17, ; 1 Sam 2:9; 1 Jn 1:7; Ps 119:63; Eph 1:13; Ps 124:8; 2 Cor 3:5; 1 Pet. 3:12; Ezek 34:26; Ps 56:3; Rev 3:11; Col 4:2)

Meditate on these verses of the bible and so many other verses as the spirit of God will leads you to discover. Sooner than you think, your answers will manifest like a day light, for surely He answers prayer.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.