“Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him…” (Psalm 37:7 KJV).
In the Chicago Airport, the announcer stated our plane was delayed and we were to wait in the gated area for further notice. There is a distinction between wait and delay. Delay is beyond one’s control and wait is an option or choice. Delay is placed upon you and wait is expecting something to happen.
There are times when our prayers are delayed, but we must be mature enough to wait for the answers; to believe God will bring things and situations to maturity. We must patiently wait for God to fulfill the answered prayers even when it seem others are being blessed before us. “Quiet down before GOD, be prayerful before him. Don’t bother with those who climb the ladder, who elbow their way to the top” (Psalm 37: 7 MSG).
We can wait because we are assured that our prayers are delayed but not denied. If God said it or spoke it, then the promises of our prayers are yes and amen, and our visions and hopes are realized. “For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habakkuk 2:3 KJV).
So we must continue to wait while things are delayed believing and trusting that God will hear our prayers. “I waited and waited and waited for GOD. At last he looked; finally he listened”(Psalm 40:1 MSG).
Prayer: Lord teaches us to wait on you and not give in to our selfish ways or agenda.. Help us to understand that even when things are delayed in prayer, then are not denied. We will wait for your time in our lives and we will wait for your answers to our prayers. Amen
God’s Peace and Good Journey!
Rev. Dr. T. Anthony Bronner, a native Philadelphian, is a trailblazing visionary. He is the Senior Pastor of Elim Christian Fellowship of both Buffalo, and Rochester, New York. Bronner founded the churches on November 7, 1999 and November 17, 2002, respectively. Prior to that, he was the pastor of the prestigious Calvary Baptist Church also of Buffalo, New York.