Psalm 22 – “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from the words of my groaning? O my God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, and am not silent.”
Are you waiting on anything right now?
Are you questioning where God is in your waiting?
Daniel 1:8,12 – Daniel and his companions fast by eating only meat and vegetables while exile. How long do they do this waiting to be brought of exile? Read Daniel 9:1-2. This is after the Lion’s Den and after the fiery furnace.
How does Daniel respond to this Revelation? Read verses 9:3-19. He receives his answer in 9:20-27.
In Daniel 10:1-Daniel receives a revelation. How did he respond? Read 10:2-3.
When did he receive his answer? Read 10:4-21.
At Daniel’s first concern – fasting and prayer. Instant answer.
At Daniel’s second concern – fasting and prayer. 3 weeks until an answer is received. The answer was given immediately but it took 3 weeks to receive it because of enemy attack.
Application for waiting and not sensing God:
- Remember that there is an enemy that causes conflict.
- Be persistent in seeking God, so you will be ready to receive the answer when it arrives.
- Answers come at different intervals to different prayers. God doesn’t always respond in the same way.
- Israel had to wait 70 years to leave the exile. But Daniel kept praying and seeking God. How long might you have to wait?
- Is God teaching something in the waiting? Romans 5:1-6. At just the right time!
- Is God building you up to be prepared for the next thing in the waiting? 2 Peter 1:3-9.
- Look to Jesus… Hebrews 12:2-4.
- Could the waiting be discipline related, or for your strengthening? And what would the discipline produce? Hebrews 12:5-11.
- God has a plan to work Good in all situations. Romans 8:28