God May Sometimes Not Answer Your Prayer Request Immediately. Human beings are very impatient, and we believe that when we make a prayer request to God, He must answer it immediately; otherwise, we think he does not care about us.
We should never forget that God controls the whole picture of your life and what you may believe is an emergency to go; God sees it as a minor stumbling block, and although he will remove it, the time to do so is entirely in God’s hands.
Of course, we are disappointed when we believe that God is not answering our prayers as quickly as we want. That wavering allows the Devil to plant doubts in your mind about God, and if you enable Satan’s doubts to fester, he got you where he wants you.
Although God may not answer your prayers during a difficult period, let us look at what the Bible tells us about how God look after us during our times of need.
Philippians 4:6-7 Be careful about nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you, that ye might have peace in me. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
First Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you. Romans 8:18 For I reckon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy of being compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
James 1:2-4 My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, the trying of your faith worketh patience. But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
Psalm 9:9-10 The Lord also will be a refuge for the oppressed in times of trouble. And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, Lord, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.
Second Corinthians 12:8-10 For this thing I besought the Lord thrice, that it might depart from me. And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly, therefore, will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, reproaches, necessities, persecutions, and distresses for Christ’s sake: when I am weak, then am I strong.
First Peter 1:6-7 Wherein ye greatly rejoice, though now for a season, if need be, ye are in heaviness through manifold temptations: That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it is tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:
Know that God will answer your prayers at the right time, at the right moment and most importantly when you least expect it. Don’t allow Satan to cloud your judgement and make you think that God does not care. If Satan cannot put doubts within us, he lost the battle, and God promises to stand forever.