Most times believers get caught-up in a cross-fire between faith and pressures after praying for something that bothers them. Fear, anxiety, stress among others come upon people as they try to believe that God will come through for them. I am going to point out somethings that we can do while waiting for the physical arrival of what we have asked God for.
Luke 1:38 “And Mary said, behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her” (KJV) It is important to find out from the scriptures what God is saying about the situation. God can impress upon your mind certain scriptures; the Holy Spirit can speak to your spirit; there might be a word from someone talking to you, sometimes without know what you are going through, which speaks positively about God helping you; it could come from a book or a message. When this happens, accept the message like Mary did when the angel spoke to her. Mary, you must have realized, heard one of the most difficult messages you can ever imagine on the face of the earth then and even now. However, she exercised her faith by accepting the message.
There is need for a change of disposition and action. 1 Sam. 1:18 “And she said, Let thy handmaid find grace in thy sight. So the woman went her way, and did eat, and her countenance was no more sad” (KJV). Hannah believed the man of God. She left the place of prayer with a changed disposition. She had her meal and brightened up. It is important to know that she had not at this time slept with her husband, so there was no pregnancy yet. You can do the same. Stop crying, don’t be anxious and don’t panic. Trust God.
Thanksgiving: Learn to thank God for the answers to your prayers. Prayer works. Continue in thanksgiving no matter the pressures. God will not let you down. I hope to share some personal testimony with you on how God answered my prayers. That will be in a future article.