It’s always hottest or should I say the roughest and toughest of times right before breakthrough to our blessings or promises. The perfect example of this process is a two or three year old toddler at daycare or with a babysitter, they’re clingy at first and may put up a fuss in the beginning about the separation between them and the parent(s) but as time goes on and they continue in the care of the provider they gradually become more and more confident that they are safe and their parents have not forgotten about them.
That’s exactly how it is as we go through the process of prayer waiting on what we prayed for. We pray for something and then there’s the waiting process, at first we’re like yes, God will came through! Then other times it’s like okay..where are you God? Please don’t pass me by!
It is at this point that the fire is turned up because the wait is grooming and preparing us for what we prayed for. It’s tough to hold on sometimes without a few complaints we feel like at this point God must have forgotten about us. In these times I like to lean on 2 Bible verses in particular
Pray without ceasing.1 Thess. 5:17
Take pleasure in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Entrust your ways to the Lord. Trust him and he will act on your behalf.Psalm 37:4,5
Be encouraged. God has NOT forgotten about you.