Many days, we feel that He isn’t faithful but He is. We aren’t tuned in to His timing though. We don’t want to wait. Like everyone else in the world…we want instant faith, instant answers to our prayers, and drive-through sermons and salvation. But God’s Holy Spirit and His timing don’t work like that. Our prayers, even if they are fueled by faith, will be answered His way and in His time. Most believers don’t have the patience to live with God’s timing. Anyone outside of the church, and many inside it, have no patience to wait on God’s timing. It takes a few years before we learn this lesson in our spiritual walk with Him, so whether you want to or not you will learn patience if you are going to walk with Him daily.
In our lives, God uses many situations to bring us to the level of maturity that it takes to walk with Him and wait on Him too. Sometimes it is sickness. Sometimes it is a death in the family that will draw us closer to Him. It may take a few years, but eventually, God will bring you to that place where He needs you to be. Living and walking with God on a daily basis is not an easy or painless lesson to learn but to be successful in your walk with Him, He will bring you along just the same.
22 Because of the loving devotion of the LORD we are not consumed, for His mercies never fail.23 They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness! 24 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in Him.” Lamentations 3
This is the type of faith that every Christian should have in God and in the Lord Jesus. Most of us think that we need to ask God for more faith so we can believe like this but the faith that He gives us to believe in Jesus as our Savior is all we will ever need. Sometimes it doesn’t feel like we have much faith but recall what Jesus said, “if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain ‘Move from here to there and it will happen“.