When God’s Answer Seems Late

What is the proper response when we face trials, and while we are waiting for God’s answer?

Here is a clue… in the book of Job, at the point where Job had lost everything (his family, his fortune, and his health), Job refused to blame God for his misfortune.

The Lord’s anger was kindled against Job’s friends, who all seemed determined to convince Job that God had allowed or brought these misfortunes upon him. God honored Job’s request for his friends to be forgiven. And notice what the text says next:

“And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, WHEN HE HAD PRAYED FOR HIS FRIENDS. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.” Job 42:10

Don’t allow seeming lack in your own situation to prevent you from providing God’s abundance to others.

Brokering God’s supernatural provision for others releases a grace to receive your own. It’s worth noting that this demonstration of lavish Grace took place in the old covenant, and according to the Bible we live now under a much better covenant.

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