When your prayer request is aligned with God’s will, and you have done your best to do everything He asked you to do, then it’s time to be still—stand on His Word, and by faith, let Him know, “I’m counting on You, Lord.”
I’m counting on you LORD; yes, I’m counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
(Psalm 130:5 NLT)
We can wait with expectation when our desires match God’s.
God’s will—is going to come into being. Psalm 37:4 says to delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart. I can’t overly emphasize our desires must coincide with His to count it as done; we must commit our ways for Him to act on our behalf (vs. 5). The amount of time that lapses shouldn’t be a discouragement; many times, God’s glory comes after a period of wait.
Wait and see the glory of God!
Remember, Jesus didn’t rush to heal Lazarus; as remarkable as it would have been to heal this man on his sick bed, instead, Jesus wanted to astonishingly display His Father’s glory by raising Lazarus from the grave after being dead for four days (see John 11:1-44).
We can count on God to intervene in the most inconceivable circumstances.
- Moses had to count on God when the Israelites were cornered between the Red Sea and Pharaoh’s army (see Exodus 14).
- In a showdown, Elijah had to count on God to rain down fire from heaven and burn the idols of Baal (see 1 Kings 18).
- Daniel had to count on God when trapped in the lions’ den (see Daniel 6).
You probably won’t know how or when your prayer will be answered, but when you’ve done all, stand on His Word and let the peace of your faith express:
I’m counting on You, LORD!
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