Recently, I had an experience where I had been struggling with something in my body. It was something that could be considered minor and not necessary, but God cares about every detail of our lives. So much so that He keeps track of the number of hairs on our heads. After months of dealing with this, I went ahead and asked the Lord to “fix” it and won’t you know- that very day I saw a difference in that specific thing!!!
I kind of chuckled when I remembered I had asked for that situation to be adjusted earlier in the day. Then the Lord reminded me again this morning and whispered to me that He cares so deeply about us that if He can answer our requests right away, He will.
God always sends an answer to our requests. A lot of the time the response is “not yet,” but it’s because Father God’s timing is perfect and there are many things we have to go through before we are ready to receive. Take for example the lesson in Luke 12:48 that says, “But someone who does not know, and then does something wrong, will be punished only lightly. When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.” Getting the revelation of this verse really puts waiting into perspective!
If you have specifically asked the Lord for it, and it lines up with His will for our lives (check the Bible), then this is the part where trust and patience come in when our answers don’t come on our preferred timelines. This is when we say, “God I trust you, even when it’s not easy.” This is when we need to remember how God came through before.
Why do you think the Lord had our Godly ancestors make memorials in the Lord’s honor? It wasn’t for the Lord to gloat, it was so they would remember how God came through time and time again previously. It was because we are human and get discouraged and grow weary so easily. The Word says God never changes, so if we can look back and see how He came through before, then we know without a doubt He will do it again!!
The Lord cares so deeply about us. Look at Matthew 6:25-34 with me:
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
“And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these.
If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
This verse is enough proof for me that God wants to provide for us. Ask Him for it, seek first His Kingdom, and then wait patiently with full trust that He will answer that which you ask. And if He doesn’t, it’s because there is something better waiting or it’s not the right time. Trust me, God knows best. He wants you to prosper in all things… trust Him and do not grow weary in doing good for you will reap your harvest in due time!
Hannah Smith, author of the Moving Mountains blog, is a woman who feels she has experienced a lot of life in her 30 years.
At 19 years old, Hannah joined the Army. After moving around the country, getting a divorce and losing what seemed like everything, she landed back where God wanted her in Ohio, even though she fought the whole way. She is now in charge of the prayer team at her church and seeks the Lord with all she’s got.
Hannah is married and a RN, but works as a stay-at-home mom to her daughter, Isabella, and her son, Grayson.
She loves to hike, travel, drink coffee, and talk about Jesus. Hannah also has a heart to create a home and life in which she can be a safe place for the hurting and the broken.
To her readers, Hannah says, “I believe that God set every single one of you reading this apart, for such a time as this. It is my hope and prayer that God would use the words I say to change your life in a way you and I never thought possible!”