Waiting

“…though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come…”
Habakkuk 2:3 KJV

I recall reading in the autobiography of George Muller how he had prayed for something for a number of years.

At the time of writing his life story he had not received what he sought from the Lord. Muller did not seem to mind the fact that the Lord had withheld the wanted thing. He felt it was necessary on his part to keep on praying until the answer came.

When the Holy Spirit places a prayer on our hearts—and we can support the desired thing by promises from Scripture—we should persist in prayer until the Lord responds.

We should examine our impression of the Holy Spirit prompting a certain prayer with Scripture support. Too often we can mistake our own fleshly desires for a Spirit led prayer.

Prayer needs to be bold and focused as we come before the Lord to worship, praise, and make our needs known. Always seek Scripture promises to fortify your petitions just as you use Scripture to stimulate worship and praise. All of our approaches to the Lord are strengthened through the proper use of the Bible.

Since the Scriptures are Spirit breathed, we will find the Holy Spirit using Scripture to guide our thoughts and emotions as we present ourselves to the Lord in prayer.

Impatient spirits can be chased away when we use a verse such as we have for today. Habakkuk was in dreadful circumstances and they were getting worse. It seemed as though his entire world was collapsing. Hence this precious promise to wait for the Lord to act as He surely would.

By the time Habakkuk and the Lord finished this time of prayer, Habakkuk could say,  

Although the fig tree shall not blossom,
neither shall fruit be in the vines;
the labour of the olive shall fail,
and the fields shall yield no meat;
the flock shall be cut off from the fold,
and there shall be no herd in the stalls:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
The Lord God is my strength,
and he will make my feet like hinds’ feet,
and he will make me to walk upon mine high places.”
Habakkuk 3:17-19 KJV

Can you hear the Lord speaking to you with today’s verse? He speaks, come and listen to Him.

“…though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come…”
Habakkuk 2:3 KJV

It is His desire to have you learn to trust Him just as Habakkuk did. Come to Him and come now.

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