“Eugene Peterson has died and is now with the Triune God he has loved his entire life. Family says Message author joyfully looked toward heaven as he neared death, saying, ‘Let’s go.'”*
Sometimes the Lord’s answers seem slow in coming. Sometimes it seems our heart’s longings will never be realized.
Pray anyway. Pray always. Pray. Pray. Pray.
“Those who sow in tears shall reap with shouts of joy!” (Psalm 126:5).
I substitute teach part time. Early last week, a job in a bilingual class was posted. I speak only English so I did not take the job right away, but asked Lord to keep it open if that’s where he wanted to use me.
He kept it for me, and I had a wonderful day working with students from all over the world.
I will continue to pray and choose jobs believing we were created “to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do” (Ephesians 2:10).
As I stood watching a young student struggle to obey, the lines of a song flashed through my head: “darkness shall flee at His command.”
I prayed, “Lord, command the darkness to flee” (see James 3:7). I watched the student slowly and deliberately stand up and do what I had asked.
Prayer has great power (see James 5:16).
Justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate (from Job 37:23).
God’s answers to your prayers will be just and right.
Someone I know well does this: “I rise before dawn and cry for help; I hope in your words” (Psalm 119:147).
I’ve seen the outcome of his pre-dawn prayers. Month after month the Lord blesses the ministry he leads.
Moses and Aaron were among his priests, Samuel also was among those who called on his name. They called to the Lord, and he answered them (Psalm 99:6).
The Lord will answer you!