Delayed not Denied

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Delayed not Denied

Have you ever been delayed? I think we all have been delayed at one time or another. A few years ago, I was returning home after spending a week at our corporate headquarters. Needless to say I was very anxious to get home. We all boarded the airplane when the pilot made an announcement due to weather conditions at my home airport, our takeoff was delayed. Even though I arrived 4 hours late, my trip was delayed but my destination was not denied.

Just the other day while I was sitting on the interstate in a traffic jam, without moving for 30 to 40 minutes. I looked across the road and the traffic was zipping by. I was thinking how lucky and bless they are going the other way. Sometimes it seems others are getting bless instead of myself.  Then I thought to myself, if I was going in that direction, I would never get to my destination.  I was delayed but not denied and eventually made it to my destination.

I began to think about how God delays us but does not deny us. It is not in our human nature to be delayed and patient. In today’s society… We want it and we want it now! This is a worldly behavior taught by our old friend Satan. God teaches patience sometimes by delaying us.

We heard it said “Everything in it’s own time” and “God’s timing is always perfect.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 we find, “To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”. There is a season or time for everything. What we need to understand… It’s God’s timing.

We need to wait on God. In Psalms 27:14 says. “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!” We are told to wait for the Lord. How many times have we prayed for something and didn’t get any answers. Then after a short time say a month or two we give up and justify it by saying in must not be in God’s will.  Jesus told us in Matthew 21:22, “And whatever things you ask in prayer, believing, you will receive.” The only requirement is that you believe. Asking the easy part, Believing you will receive is the hard part. For example, When we ask God for healing, for us or someone else, do you really believe God will heal? Yes we know he can heal… but will he heal?  Jesus said believe and receive!

Final Point. God may delay but it doesn’t mean he denies us. We may not understand why… but when God delays there is a purpose behind it. Some years ago, I was praying the God would change a policy where I worked. I prayed for this change for 9 years and nothing. Then I started to believe and thanking God for answering my prayer. In the 10th year the policy was changed. In 1 Thessalonians 5:17 says, “Pray without ceasing.” God may delay but He does not deny. Keep praying and believing.

In closing let me ask you this, How are your prayers to God? Are you really praying and believing? Do you just go through the motions? Maybe it’s time to renew your walk with the Lord. There’s no better time than the present to get right with God. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” Renewal and Salvation is only a prayer away. It’s free, It’s easy and you don’t even need a credit card. Just ask God to Forgive and to come into your life.

Lamentations 3:25, “The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him.” May God Bless You!

I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observations. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com or the form below.

For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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