Senior Pastor’s Devotional
Day 104 Recovery Movement Control Order – “Strategic Psalm 91 Watch”
“I called him but he did not answer.”
Song of Songs 5:6
“Great faith does not necessarily produce instant answers!” Man of great faith has been known to wait and persevered. (Hebrews 11).
There are times where He has allowed His servants’ voices to echo in their ears, as if their prayers were rebounding from the sky. Believers have knocked at the heavenly gate, but it has remained immovable. And like Jeremiah, they have cried, “You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through.” (Lamentations 3:44) Ever felt like this before?
Matured saints of God have endured lengthy times of patient waiting with no reply, not because their prayers were prayed without intensity, nor because God did not accept their pleas. They were required to wait because it pleased Him who is sovereign and gives “according to his good purpose.” (Phil. 2:13)
No prayer is ever lost, or any prayer ever breathed in vain. There is no such thing as prayer unanswered or unnoticed by God and some things we see as refusals or denials are simply delays. Christ sometimes delays His help so He may stretch our faith; energize our prayers or that He has a better plan!
Our boat may be tossed by the waves while it appears that He continues to sleep but He will be there to keep us from sinking!
Lord, please help us to keep believing even though the circumstances may sometimes mislead and trouble us. Keep us strong and focused on you Lord!
Pr Lawrence Yap.