There are times when we may think God does not hear us, or that His answer is already delayed. There was a time however when I’ve realized a purpose for that seeming DELAY or WAITING TIME in my life: He wanted me to reach a point where I’m totally uncertain what to do next so that my inner fears and wounds could be exposed for healing.
After that, I also realized I wasn’t really waiting for God’s answer. I wasn’t really waiting to know God’s will. I wanted to avoid certain things and situations that could bring back hurtful memories and my real prayer is that God’s will may coincide with bringing me out of such situations as well!
The delay was in truth also an answer for me, so that I may be able to face my fears and that I may be healed from them.
Delays therefore may only mean that we are asking for the wrong things, or that we do not recognize yet how God has already started to answer our prayers.
“But the time is coming quickly, and what I show you will come true. It may seem slow in coming, but wait for it; it will certainly take place, and it will not be delayed.” – Habakkuk 2:3, GNT