The Lord doesn’t always answer right away, which is hard for us to accept. We want things instantaneously. We want to pop it in the microwave and satisfy our cravings in less than five minutes. Not this time, Holly!
I had to wait until October for His specific promise regarding my situation. But the way He delivered my promise, was well worth the wait.
If you know me, you know that I’am not an early riser. In fact, 5AM is so foreign to me, I still question if it even exists. I happen to be a light sleeper and the slightest noise or movement will always wake me up in complete cognizance. This particular morning, I felt someone’s hand grab my shoulder and gently beckon me to wake up. I immediately turned to my husband and asked him what he wanted, but he was fast asleep with his back turned towards me. I was in complete shock. I knew someone had touched my shoulder to wake me up. Interestingly, the touch was peaceful. So I asked the Lord if it was Him, and just like that, He begins to answer me. He told me what He was going to do with my situation that I had been asking Him about since January. He warned me that “now” was not the time and to trust that He would deliver on His promise! I would still have to wait, but this time I was armed with a powerful weapon, which was a promise from the Lord. I wept that morning. I rose from my bed with a confidence that could not be shaken. No “naysayer”￼ could take that from me.
On May 6, 2020 at 11:30PM, I was about to go to sleep when the Lord began to speak to me again. The tone He spoke was adamant and with urgency. I got out of bed and began to write everything down. It was as if He was giving me a play-by-play handbook for what was about to happen. He was going to step into my situation, and through a series of specific events, would produce the resolution I had been begging for. I went to bed that night wrestling with awe, wonder, and doubt. Did I hear correctly? Am I losing my mind? If this is all true, there is only one explanation of Who it came from! I remember the last thing I said to the Lord, before falling asleep;
“Lord, if this was really from You, will You confirm it?”
The next morning, I woke up to a phone call. Lo and behold, everything the Lord had prophetically showed me the night before was confirmed through this one phone call. This was the beginning of the resolution I so desperately asked for. I had no idea it would happen that quickly after the Lord showed me. My only job was to get out of His way! I knew His plan, because He had already told me!
I tell you this personal story to encourage you:
If you are desperate, seek the Lord for a specific promise you can hold onto for your situation.
If the Lord seems silent, don’t think He isn’t working on your behalf or has forgotten about you.
Be encouraged, if you are waiting to hear from Him, the Lord is always in the waiting! Trust Him for your situation and read the word of God daily!