Daniel 10:12 Waiting For An Answer

Sitting and waiting

Then he continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them. Daniel 10:12 

Waiting for an answer can try a person’s patience sometimes. People make a phone call to a company and may sit on hold waiting to get an answer for an hour. Many will give up waiting for that answer and try to get an answer some other way.

In today’s society people want answers immediately in the Google fashion. They want to be able to type in a question and within seconds get a million possible answers.

Daniel had had a vision and wanted to know what it meant. He immediately began to fast and pray for an answer. On day 24 was when he got his answer from an angel. The process to give Daniel answer was started upon his first request.

Just as people desire an immediate answer in this world, believers often want immediate answers from God. There is a battle going on in the spiritual realm that God and His angels are fighting. As they are fighting this battle it may take some time to answer a prayer.

Daniel did not give up waiting on God for an answer. He did not seek out alternate sources for an answer, but only waited for God’s answer. Daniel also humbled himself and prayed for the answer.

Believers today need to be willing to humble themselves and begin praying and seeking God for answers in this life. As they do this, they must also wait for His answer. God will always answer, though it may not always be immediately. It will always be in His perfect timing.

You may be seeking an answer from God. Do not give up waiting for God to answer. Keep seeking and listening to His voice and waiting for His perfect answer in the perfect time.

There can be a thousand reasons why God does not answer immediately. Michael was detained by others to keep him from answering Daniel’s prayer. Others may be detaining the angel or one to answer your prayer.

Keep yourself humble and waiting upon God for His answer. Trust in God’s perfect timing and direction for everything in your life. God will never fail you. God will not ignore you when you are humble before Him and put Him first.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will seek God to answer your questions of understanding; that you will wait patiently and humbly for God’s answer; and that God will give you full understanding. 

Lamentations 3:26 Wait Quietly

Waiting quietly on a swing

It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord. Lamentations 3:26 

Waiting for something to happen is something that is not easy or fun to do for most people. People do not like to wait. They want things or their answers right now. No matter how fast it is, they want it just a little bit faster.

In the process of waiting for the answer, many people like to complain. They will complain about why it is taking so long to get the answer, complain about the struggle they are in, complain why others have it ‘easier’ than they do, and many other things to complain about. They are not quiet about the fact that they are having to wait.

Jeremiah tells the people that it is good to wait quietly for God’s answer, the salvation that was promised. He had spoken this while in exile and knowing that there was a promise to be returned out of exile.

Believers are not much different from those in the world with regards to complaining. They do not like to wait either. People pray to God for an answer, and immediately begin to complain because they did get the answer they were expecting right away.

Just as the Israelites groaned and complained in the desert, people moan and complain today because they have to go through some struggle or difficulty and God has not removed it from them.

As one complains, it is showing that he is not trusting in God’s better judgement of the situation. He is not relying upon God’s strength to make it through the situation.

Waiting implies trust. It is telling God and others that one believes what God has said in His word that He would meet all of his needs according to His riches in glory.

While you are going through a difficult situation, the first thing to do is pray to God about it. Then wait quietly trusting that God will guide you and help you in and through the situation.

Do not allow yourself to be disgruntled and begin to complain to and against God, because the situation was not dealt with immediately. Know that God’s timing is best and He will provide the needed salvation at the perfect time.

Just as you must wait until you are brought into heaven for eternity, you must wait here on this earth for salvation from some troubles. Give God praise while you wait quietly for His salvation.

I pray today that you will know Jesus as your Savior; that you will trust God’s timing in your life; that you will quietly wait for God’s provision; and that you will know God’s promises to you. 

Jeremiah 33:14 God’s Promises Will Be Fulfilled

Rainbow in sky

“The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will fulfill the good promise I made to the people of Israel and Judah.” Jeremiah 33:14 

Everyday around the world, millions of promises are made by millions of people for millions of different reasons. A portion of those promises will be kept and fulfilled, while the majority will be ignored or forgotten.

Some promises are fulfilled very quickly, while some have to take time to be fulfilled. Since the majority of promises are never fulfilled, people tend to struggle with believing someone who makes a promise. They have a few people that they will trust, but there are many they refuse to trust because of a lack of failed promises.

While Israel and Judah were under captivity and destroyed as a nation, God had promised a restoration. At the time no one could see an end to the captivity, but God said there are days coming when those promises will be fulfilled. Years later, God did restore Israel and Judah.

Throughout the bible God has made many promises to those who believe in Him. The challenge for many people is that they are still waiting to see the promise fulfilled. Some will get discouraged and walk away from God, because He did not do as He said He would.

God has a perfect time for each of His promises to be fulfilled. Each one may be today or it maybe many years down the road. People are not patient as God is and want the promise now. Jesus promised He would return, and as of yet, nearly two thousand years later, He has not returned. Yet, the day will come when He will return.

Each believer has to be patient as he waits for God’s promise to be fulfilled. He needs to trust God’s promise and live by that promise.

You may be waiting for God to fulfill a promise to you. It could be one of many different promises that you can read in the bible. It can be discouraging to wait, but wait you must. God is faithful and will fulfill His promise.

Looking at history, you can see that God did restore Israel, though it took over 2,000 years to occur. God will fulfill every promise He has made to you.

All you need to do is believe Him and obey everything He has already told you to do. Live a life of obedience and trust and you will see God’s promise fulfilled.

I pray today that you will know God’s promises to you; that you will know God’s faithfulness to you; that you will trust God’s word to you; and that you will see God’s fulfillment of His words in your life.