When you have truly come to the place where you feel tired of waiting on God, hearing words like “Your time is going to come” or “look at Job, he had to wait too” does little to no help at all.
You don’t quite want to hear how someone else waited for 20, 30 or 40 years before their blessing came when your heart is hurting. Especially when you need God to move now and it seems like he is doing nothing.
It’s not that you are trying to rush him, it’s just that the wait and the agony inside of you feels unbearable as if it’s burying you. You get tired of crying, you get tired of thinking, you get tired of praying and you get tired of waiting on God.
So what do you do?
In your heart, you don’t really want to leave God. You don’t really want to stop serving him but finding the strength to keep believing and to keep holding on and to keep fighting, is like a battle inside of you that you feel you are losing.
I believe this is how the psalmist felt In the book of Psalm 43:1 when he cried out:
God, where are You when the wicked surround me?
Where are you God when everything is going wrong? Where were you God when I cried out to you? Where were you God when I needed you? God
The psalmist did not know how or when God would deliver him. He felt like God was not there. His soul was cast down. He was depressed. He was hurt. He was tired. But in spite of all of this he said I will still hope in God.
Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God. Jerimiah 43:5 (Read the entire chapter to get the full feel of his cry to God)
He had to speak to his soul. He had to encourage himself.
During the wait, you have to remember who God is. The bible says;
It is he who made the earth by his power, who established the world by his
Deuteronomy 7:9 says:
Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations,
Isaiah 41:10 says:
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Hebrews 13:5 says
“I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you.”
Psalm 34:15 says:
The eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous, and His ears are open to their cry
Jeremiah 29:11 says:
For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
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I know when you have been waiting, especially when you have been waiting and hoping for a long time that it can become discouraging. But the Bible teaches us that waiting on God is part of the process.
However, We have to know in our heart that “God Will Not Fail Me”.
We have to be like King David and say;
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Even though we are weak, weary and tired we have to speak God’s word over our lives and over the situations, we may be facing.
And if you say,
You may not see the change in the physical, but a change in the spiritual is taking place and in due time it will manifest itself if you don’t give up.
There was a time when I felt so discouraged. I felt like what’s the use in praying. I found myself gradually backing away from praying because it seemed like no change was taking place until God placed a special word in my spirit regarding prayer.
You have to remember that God will not ever abandon you.
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What you are feeling is just that, it’s only a feeling and it is not
God is faithful to his word and he is faithful to his promises. He is not a man that will lie. He is God and he is going to help you.
It takes faith to keep believing God when you don’t see any change coming. It takes faith to keep standing on his word when you don’t even feel his presence. It takes faith to keep holding on to him and trusting him when the desire that you yearn so deeply for has not been fulfilled.
But through this God is building and strengthening your faith. And if you wait on the promises of God every one of them will be fulfilled in your life.
God is going to show himself strong on your behalf if you do not quit. The Bible says to wait patiently on the Lord. This is what God requires of you, to continue to wait patiently on him.
Hope in God no matter how things may look or feel-He will not fail you!
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Heavenly Father in Jesus name I come to you standing in the gap for the person who is reading this prayer right now.
I pray God, that you would renew their hope in you. Don’t let the Devil steal their hope nor their joy. I pray that when they are tired of waiting on you God, that you would strengthen them to stand.
Whatever it is that they have been waiting on, Father I pray that you would take full control and let
Loose blessings from on high.
Open up the flood gates of heaven and let it rain upon their lives.
Everything that is broken
Doors that have been closed, begin to open.
Show them your power and your might.
We love you and we thank you. You are our God now and forever and we praise your Holy name. In Jesus
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