Farmers do not expect a harvest hours after planting seeds, nor do they dig them up to see if any activity is happening. They know seeds must go through the germination process—the roots first grow downward to establish the underpinnings for the seeds; therefore, the planters do not expect to see any signs of growth for some time.
The same is true when prayers are aligned with God’s will; the believer must not lose faith just because they do not see immediate results. Only our heavenly Father knows why some requests come instantly while others take longer to be answered.
Perhaps the wait is:
- Getting the setting and everybody involved—ready for the answer,
- Developing the fruit of patience—while stretching faith,
- Possibly adjusting the heart and soul somehow—ensuring the spiritual foundation is on point.
Now this is the confidence that we have in Him, that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. 15 And if we know that He hears us, whatever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we have asked of Him (1 John 5:14-15 NKJV).
Faith germinates in the dark.
Whatever His reasons are for the wait, instead of losing hope, receive encouragement from knowing the miracle had already started germinating when Heaven first received the cry for help. Faith germinates in the dark like seeds.
At the right time, I, the LORD, will make it happen (Isaiah 60:22b NLT).
So, the next time you doubt your prayers will be answered, give faith a chance to germinate in Heaven’s secret chamber. However, in the meantime————————prepare for the harvest.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
(Hebrews 11:1 KJV)
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