“For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise.” Hebrews 10:36
One night I went to sleep worried about many things. As soon as I opened my eyes the next morning, I heard the Lord say, “You have need of patience, that, after you have done my will, you might receive the promise!” All I could say was “Yes, Lord, I hear you.”
God knows that you believe Him for many things: to heal, to save, to provide, to deliver, and your list goes on. You want God to be God in your life and to respond. But the problem is, you go to bed worrying, and you wake up worrying. Maybe you haven’t slept for a full night in years because you are thinking constantly about whether God is going to answer your prayers and when. But I say to you the same word God spoke to me early that morning; you have need of patience, that, after you have done the will of God, you might receive the promise!
Trust that God is who He says He is, and He will do what He said He would do in His perfect timing and in His perfect way. Don’t let go of your faith just because you don’t see anything yet. God has heard you, and He will come through for you. You have to be patient while He works. No one rushes a surgeon to perform heart surgery. No one yells through the door for a brain surgeon to hurry up in working on their relative’s brain. We want doctors to take their time because we want it done right. God will help you to be patient. He is setting you up to see His goodness as you’ve never seen before. When He’s done, it’s going to be just right.
Prayer: Father God, thank you, Lord, for speaking directly to my heart and my situation. Please forgive me for worrying and stressing out. I need help trusting in you and waiting patiently for you. Help me understand even more how much you love me and care about me. Help me to believe when I don’t see anything with my natural eyes. I’ve done all I know to do. Now, I pray that you help me to rest in you. In Jesus’ name, Amen.
(Read Hebrews 6:13-15; Ephesians 6:13)