When God Makes You Wait

When God Makes You Wait

When God Makes You Wait, it can seem like an eternity. Every passing moment brings more doubt and less faith.

Jesus could have come and healed Lazarus when he was still alive. Instead, He waited to raise him from the dead when he was already in his grave.

God could have made David become king the day after he was anointed. Instead, He waited 15 years to rise to the throne, many of those years spent fearing for his life, hiding out and running away from his own father-in-law.

God could have spoken to Moses in the desert about sending him to help free His people from slavery 40 days after he ran away from Egypt. Instead, He made him wait for 40 long years.

God could have gotten Joseph out of prison one year after he was sentenced there. Instead, he was stuck in that dungeon for 10 years before he was finally set free.

God could have given Abraham the son He promised him when he was still a young man. Instead, He waited until he was 100 years old and because of physical reasons would have a more difficult time conceiving at that age.

God could have answered prayers and met the needs of these men of God much quicker, but He didn’t.

He made them wait instead. And He often makes us do the same.

He makes us wait for healing to come after we’ve been praying for years and there is no sign of recovery. He makes us wait to fulfill His call in our lives after He puts the desire and passion in our hearts to serve Him in a certain way.

He makes us wait to give us the desires of our hearts, whether it’s a baby, a spouse, or a new job. He makes us wait for direction when we are stuck at a dead end and we don’t know where to go or what to do.

He could answer that same prayer that you’ve been praying for years every night in a millisecond.

That same prayer that has been bringing you to tears. That same prayer that the longer that it goes unanswered, the more it makes you question whether He even hears.

He kept Moses in a desert for 40 years. Joseph in a prison cell for 10 years. Abraham without a child for 100 years. David on the run for 15 years. And maybe He is keeping you right where you’re at for the same reason He kept these men for so many years: to build your faith.

To build your faith in a dungeon cell, during the valley in your life where it’s too dark to see and too hard to believe.

To build your dependence on Him when you are barren and empty to see if He is truly all you desire and all you need.

To see how well you will trust and serve Him when you are still stuck in the background somewhere, doing seemingly nothing too significant for Him.

To build your trust in Him when the storm keeps raging, the battle keeps going and breakthrough and victory doesn’t seem near.

That we grow in faith. That we learn to only depend on Him.

What are you waiting for today? What longing do you have that seems so far from ever being fulfilled? What prayer do you keep on praying that seems to never reach God’s ears?

I want to remind you that God is not deaf to your prayers. He is not blind to your constant tears, to your desires, and to your needs.

IF He is making you wait, there is a very good reason for it. If He is telling you “no” today, maybe it’s because He has a better “yes” waiting for you tomorrow.

If He is keeping you in the same place you’ve always been today, maybe it’s because He’s helping build your faith before you enter your Promised Land tomorrow.

If He is not healing you or bringing you victory today, maybe it’s because you will have a greater testimony when He waits to help you be an overcomer tomorrow.

Wherever you are at today know that God is right beside you and that there is a purpose for you. Even if that purpose is to wait.

Don’t give up just because you don’t see anything happening today.

Maybe there is nothing physically happening that your eyes can see but there is definitely something happening in the spiritual realm as you learn to rely on Christ.

Don’t allow your waiting period to make you hopeless about what tomorrow will bring. Instead, let it build your faith and give you even greater hope for what God has prepared for you.

He made some of the greatest men of faith wait. Don’t be discouraged if He makes you wait as well.

He will come through for you, just like He came through for them.

“Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” – Psalm 27:14

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Sadly Single

Then there are many of us very good men that hate so very much being still single today when we really shouldn’t be at all.


I agree. I’m a good woman who is also single that shouldn’t.

Amen! I’m waiting on you Lord, your timing is always perfect

Faith in God is the best thing that has ever happened to me.

He has truly made me wait,I’m starting to learn to be patient but I’m tired of waiting

I’ll wait on the Lord with expectations Amen


I so needed this! It was like the Lord speaking right to me and to the cry in my heart. I was beginning to despair tonight but just started pressing in through worship. Then I came across this! Wow! Every word! Waiting on so many things and so many promises as well. I’ve been waiting for over over 8 years (much longer for some things). Ive been waiting for healing for many health issues, for freedom and deliverance from anxiety, for children, and for the fulfillment of the ministry call on mine and my husband’s life. My current life looks… Read more »

It happened to me, i had to wait for a very long time . though I shed tears n had to endure the pain, God still answered my prayers, he showed me why he made me wait . Am forever grateful.

This is just for me, it’s coming at the right time. You know I used to wonder if He is listening to me at all or maybe am too filthy to be heard but now I have no doubt in my heart that something is going on in the spiritual realm for my best! Thank you Lord.

thanks, so timely.

It’s a hard thing to do but the best thing to do.

Lord i receive grace to wait on You.


God never blessed me with anything. I was born sick. I am in my forties. Society deemed me too worthless for even a volunteer job, so I am condemned to be sloth. There is no condemnation for those in Christ, therefore I was never in Christ. God didn’t even allow me to be saved. Many are called; few are chosen. I was not chosen. I suffered greatly my entire life and, when I die, I get to suffer for all of eternity too. Had I known when I was younger that I’d never be chosen then I wouldn’t have bothered… Read more »

Stephanie Millard

I needed this today…I’m waiting to be healed from a chemical sensitivity to fragrances, chemicals, just scents in general. I stumbled across this inbox message from a friend, began scrolling through the pictures and saw the caption, “When God makes you wait.” I thank the Lord for leading my mind to this site at this very moment. God is good….


My Expectations I know will not be cut short. Thank you…
I keep my eyes fixed on you Father


Quite difficult to wait but its worth it at the end! I always tell my sister in Christ Carol to start thanking God for the answered prayer before it has happened in the physical ( “Faith”) We need to understand that God wants the best for us, your answer may come now or later but He always ANSWERS!! Someone once said that it depends on your “Order” I may order french fries and get them after 5 minutes whilst your order takes longer because of the work and time involved to make it to your satisfaction – basically that’s God… Read more »


This is a perfect manifestation of the Holy Spirit at work.Such a great motivation.


You can stretch all you yourself want, me , I am tired of waiting….


I understand how you might feel. I am 57 and have been waiting and trying to get a wife for years….

*Pretty Brown Eyes76*

I would like to see a picture , I like to see who I’m chatting with .


I don’t know how to put a profile picture on This. Are you on facebook? I am , as my name .


Maybe Gods purpose is for you to say something positive for them. Maybe He is using you ….


Is his greater purpose for me to be single for 40 years, have no family, no woman to share love with? Just asking , because he is silent….

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