When believers pray according to God’s will, the answer to their prayer is on the way. It might not come as quickly as they would like—but that answer left heaven and is en route to its destination.
I love the Lord, because he hath heard my voice and my supplications.
2 Because he hath inclined his ear unto me, therefore will I call upon him as long as I live. (Psalm 116:1-2 KJV)
While the answer is en route, other factors might come into play before we can see any evidence of such. For instance, after Daniel prayed for twenty-one days, God’s angel told him that his prayer was heard the first day he prayed, but the prince of Persia blocked it. Michael, an archangel, had to come to the rescue. (See Daniel 10.)
For sure, we have no idea of all the components outside of our realm of understanding that might have to be put into place before our answer’s arrival. That’s why we must trust the omniscient One, who knows all aspects of any situation.
When we order merchandise from a store, we wait for it to be delivered; no need to worry, it’s coming. We should have even more confidence in the Lord, who is faithful to His Word. Even when we don’t see “it” in the natural, faith says to prepare for a touchdown.
In the meantime, God has given His children promises to feed on such as:
- Delight yourself also in the Lord,
And He shall give you the desires of your heart. (Ps. 37:4 NKJV)
- If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. (John 15:7 NKJV)
- But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. (Matthew 6:33 KJV)
Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for him… (Psalm 37:7 KJV)
So, get ready because your answer is—
And if we know [for a fact, as indeed we do] that He hears and listens to us in whatever we ask, we [also] know [with settled and absolute knowledge] that we have [granted to us] the requests which we have asked from Him (1 John 5:15 AMP).
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