Waiting and Watching

More than thirty million people are watching April the giraffe on live feed. I’m not sure how long people have been waiting, but you can bet they are exhibiting signs of frustration, anger, irritation and more. In a world of instant return for almost everything, waiting has become a thing of the past. Watchers just want it to happen! Some are still waiting and watching while others have given up and moved on.

Oh beloved, you may not be watching for the birth of a baby giraffe. But you are watching for answers to your prayers. You’ve been waiting for a while for some things to come to fruition. This day you can be sure that God has heard your prayers. You can also be sure that the prayer of faith does not always give an instant return. And you can be sure that God is right on time. He’s no 11th hour God. He’s timely and perfect in execution of every single detail. You may be frustrated, irritated, and feel like you are wasting your time. But God is not slow nor is He ever late. 

The power of your prayers is valuable. The waiting and watching is valuable as well. You are not being stood up or left out. You are being built up! Instead of reading the facts on your situation, why not read the facts in the Word of God? The medical report, the scientific evidence, even human nature says it’s not possible. But God is your Father, your Healer, your Provider, your King! He is within you – and an Ever Present Help in time of need. Read about Who God is, spend time in His Presence, give space for His Holy Spirit to work things out. Rejoice that Jesus paid it all! You are moving into the sphere of spiritual reality when everything looks impossible. You may have even said “it’s dead”. No answer is coming. And yet because God is a Resurrection Savior – Jesus made the way for answers to be manifest in miraculous, spectacular, unprecedented ways!

God loves you and He’s for you! Spend plenty of time with Him, cultivate that love relationship with Him. Look to His ways rather than the airways. Rejoice before the answer comes because you know that He is answering. And bless the Lord that Christ made the way for you to walk in faith as you live in the Light of His Power and love!

Psalm 130:5-6 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning.

Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.

Ephesians 3:12 Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.

Colossians 4:2 Devote yourselves to prayer with an alert mind and a thankful heart.

John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.


About rebekahbeene

In a Women’s meeting in 1983, I went up for prayer and to see if God had “anything for me”. The woman of God who was praying for people spoke over my life. She said these words: “You will write books. You can go to the bank on it. Rivers of living water will flow from your belly…”
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