Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. They keep saying to me, “Where is the word of the LORD? Let it now be fulfilled!” Jeremiah 17:15
Jeremiah had prophesied at times that God would do certain things. Although he prophesied these things, they did not happen immediately. The people would then start to ask what happened and where is the word of God. They wanted to see the fulfillment right away.
Jeremiah praised God, because he trusted God’s word would be fulfilled. He trusted God to heal and save Him, even though he did not know when or how that would occur.
Believers often pray for a healing and do not see an immediate result from that prayer. Others then question God, wondering where that healing is and why it has not occurred. Some believers even begin to question God and their trust in God. They want to see the answer to their prayers immediately. If the answer does not come immediately, then maybe something is wrong with them, or that God does not really care.
As you are going through life, there will be times when you cry out to God for help in an area of your life. It may be for healing or it may be for salvation against something horrible in your life. As you cry out, there will be times when God does not immediately answer.
In times like this, you must not be like the people were with Jeremiah. You must not be demanding where is the fulfillment of the word of God. You must demand instant change of your situation.
You must trust God’s timing in your situation. There are times God does the healing or saving immediately, but other times there is a waiting period. The reasons for God causing you to wait are numerous. It could be the timing of someone else; or for someone else to see your faith in God; or for your faith to be built stronger; or for a change in you or someone else.
Regardless of the reason why God does not immediately answer your prayer in the way you desire, you must trust God’s word and timing. You must be willing to wait upon God. He will heal and He will save….in His time.
I pray today that you will know God’s Word for you life; that you will trust in God’s word for your life; that you will not question God’s word; and that you will see God at work in your life.