The answer to your prayer could be delayed so an exhibition of God’s glory can take place. The Bible gives multiple examples of when delays manifested into mind-blowing events. For instance, if Jesus had come immediately when Mary and Martha sent for Him to come and heal their brother, more than likely, He would have healed him. But Jesus didn’t get there until after Lazarus had been dead for four days. Our Lord wanted to demonstrate more than a healing; He wanted to perform an exhibition of God’s glory.
. . . “Lazarus died. And I [Jesus] am glad for your sakes that I wasn’t there. You’re about to be given new grounds for believing. Now let’s go to him.” (John 11:14-15, MSG)
Delays test the sustainability of our faith.
Can your faith withstand delay?
Another delay for an exhibition was when Jesus healed a man who was blind since birth. Afterward, the disciples asked Jesus who sinned this man or his parents? Jesus answered, Neither. The reason for his condition was to display the power of God. (See John 9:1-3.)
Perhaps you feel a few of your prayers are delayed; no action—crickets. If you think nothing is happening, feed your faith by imagining all the great things God could be preparing behind the scenes; by the way, that will be more fun than feeding your fears.
Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, (Ephesians 3:20)
Let your faith give God all the time He needs to set up an exhibition.
His glory—your blessing!
See you next time on Paulette Talks Faith.