Ask, Wait, And God Moves     

A Devotional Snapshot


by God's Little Boy
© 2014
Posted 3/10/14


"But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him." (Hebrews 11:6)


Without faith it is impossible to please God. It is no surprise, therefore, that God places his people in difficult circumstances to afford them an opportunity for faith. God ordains many such tests for the purpose of building faith in us. When we trust God in our troubles and necessities it brings glory to God and testifies against the fallen angels who abandoned their confidence in God's presence. Sinners who trust in the Lord without sight, shall rise up against them in the judgement. It is our faith that is put on display before men and angels to demonstrate that the grace of God is sufficient. It is faith that Christ was continually looking for in the Gospels; when he found it he would move decisively to reward it. Faith alone pleases God; because faith is simply trusting entirely in divine ability to save and deliver. It is placing all confidence in The Almighty as the only solution for what is needed.

God often places us in dire straights that are impossible for us to resolve by the power of our own hand. By sight there is little or no hope; and the longer we observe the problem the bigger it grows. We are given the option to believe God and run to him in prayer for his intervention. All we can do is ask him to do for us what we cannot do. Grace is God moving to deliver the helpless. So with the prayer of faith we ASK, and in our asking we also WAIT..... patiently and expectantly for him to intervene. There are times when his hand moves speedily on our behalf, but there are also many times when we must let patience have her perfect work. When God is long silent it does not mean that he is distant; by faith in his word and confidence in his great love we may be assured that he is very near. We have need of a faith that is persistent in order that we might receive the promise. (Hebrews 10:36) When his ordained time of deliverance comes he will surely MOVE on our behalf. In his supreme omnipotence he will be mighty to save once again, regardless of how impossible our situation seems.

In times of trouble we ASK God for his help, we WAIT in patient and confident expectation, and in an act of grace God MOVES to do what only he can do for us.


"Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all." (Psalm 34:19)





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