…For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for his help. -–Isaiah 30:18 NLT
There are many times throughout life when you are waiting for answers to prayers. You may have an unresolved physical ailment; a prolonged job search; complications with selling a home; or ongoing difficulties in a relationship. As you wait, days may turn into weeks, weeks into months, and sometimes months into years. How do you survive the uncertainty?
First, you need to understand and accept that difficulties are a part of life. Our Lord Jesus explained, “…In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33 ESV).
Also, do not be afraid. Continue to pray to the Lord and trust Him, being assured that He loves you and He will not abandon you. “Yet I am confident I will see the LORD’s goodness while I am here in the land of the living. Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the LORD" (Psalm 27:13-14 NLV).
Finally, rest in God’s love. Faith in the Lord’s goodness separates you from unbelievers. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:7 ESV).