Patient endurance is what you need now so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. “For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay. Hebrews 10:36‭-‬37 NLT

One of the conflicts in following Jesus is coping with delayed answers to prayer. This conflict arises from our lack of understanding of the difference between God’s timing and human timing. According to the human calendar, the fulfillment of God’s purpose may tarry or delay. On the contrary, God can never be late, He is always on time. He does everything He has promised at His set time.

Just because the answer hasn’t come – YET – that doesn’t mean God isn’t going to answer or that He’s forgotten you or that He doesn’t care about you. It simply means “not yet! One of the indicators of spiritual growth is learning the difference between “no” and “not yet,” between a denial and a delay. These are not the same in any way.

God by His nature cannot lie and by His timing cannot delay. Listen to what the Bible tells us, “He who is coming will come and will not delay.” (Hebrews 10:37). However, the seeming delay of God may be a test of your patience, your faith, and your love for God. So, resist weariness in your soul, discouragement in your heart, and frustration in your mind, and do not seek a shortcut anywhere. There is no other way but Jesus and there’s no solution elsewhere but in Jesus alone.

Every promise of God has its gestation period. The delivery of it will not come until it has fully matured. So, as a good soldier who is determined to please him who has chosen him, as an athlete who does everything to keep to the rules to win the trophy, and as a farmer who labours to be the first partaker of the fruits. Likewise, you must show the same degree of determination, diligence, and discipline to remain in the faith till the end. You will yet see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living if you do not give up too soon but will be patient and endure till the end. Don’t give up yet, your miracle is on the way! Good morning.

Your brother,