We are hopeful when we see the little hour glass on the computer screen that tells us—information processing. When we pray, our faith tells us—information processing.
God has already answered the prayers that are prayed in His will. However, quite often, we lose hope when we don’t see the manifestations right away. True faith is in the middle of making our request and seeing the manifestation. It’s the in between stage that test our faith.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)
How can we stay in faith while waiting?
One way to stay in faith is to prepare our minds that this might take some time. (See Week 24: This—Might Take A Minute!) If we make preparations to, let’s say “camp out” for the long haul, it might help us to understand that waiting is a part of the process. Preparing our minds that we might have to wait—disarms doubtful thoughts. The prospect of hope replaces fear.
Questions we should ask while our prayers are being processed:
• Is my faith unwavering? Matthew 21:21-22
• Am I fully leaning on and trusting God? Proverbs 3:5-6
• Am I operating from God’s timetable, or my own? Psalm 37:7
• Am I waiting with a positive attitude? Isaiah 40:28-31
• Do I treat those around me with love? Galatians 5:6
• What am I saying about the situation? James 3:5-10
• What/Who am I listening to? Romans 10:17
Processing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .