Isaac was 40 years old when he married Rebekah. “And Isaac prayed to the Lord for his wife, because she was barren. And the Lord granted his prayer.”
Isaac was 60 years old when Rebekah gave birth to their twin boys (see Genesis 25:19-26).
Have you been praying and waiting for a long time? Don’t give up.
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.
Dry bones came to life and became an exceedingly great army when God gave them breath (See Ezekiel 37:1-10). This story is a powerful picture of what God does.
Keep praying for those who need life. Jesus came “that they may have life and have it abundantly (John 10:10).”