When God’s Answers Take Time

Sometimes we pray for a long time without seeing change. Consider the Israelites and have hope.

They cried for help. God heard, remembered his covenant and knew it was time to act. But first, He appeared to Moses and told him the rescue plan. When Moses went to Egypt, life got harder for the Israelites. Even Moses said, “You have done nothing to rescue them (Exodus 5:23)!” God sent ten plagues, one at a time. The Israelites journeyed to and then through the Red Sea. That was when they finally saw God’s answer to their prayers.*

*Read the whole story in Exodus 1 -15.

How A Disappointing Answer Can Grow Your Faith.

We pray. God does what we think He will. We pray about something else. God does not do what we think He will.

We choose to believe that in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28).

Our faith grows because faith is . . . being certain of what we do not see (Hebrews 11:1).

Chicago During Covid-19 #18

I passed bright green bushes and pale purple pansies on my walk to the store.IMG_2407

I savored sweet smelling lilacs.IMG_2409

But the grocery store, a few steps beyond these flowers, was boarded up and closed.

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If my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land (2 Chronicles 7:14).