Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore, I have set my face like a stone, determined to do his will. And I know that I will not be put to shame. Isaiah 50:7 (NLT)

 

When you pray, expect to hear from God. I can’t say it any simpler than that.

 

Expect that God will answer your prayer. This is where faith comes in. You wait expectantly on God.

 

Waiting on God is never a waste of time. In fact, it is time well invested in your life. It keeps you focused on God and living in light of eternity.

 

Hurry is the death of prayer. One reason you may not hear God speak to you is that you don’t wait long enough. He wants you to care enough to listen.

 

The Bible says there are three things to do as you wait –

 

  • Wait quietly — “I wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him.” (Psalm 62:5 NLT)
  • Wait patiently — “Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.” (Psalm 37:7 NLT)
  • Wait expectantly — “I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised.” (Psalm 105:5 LB)

 

Talk about it –

 

  • What do you think about this statement: When you pray, expect to hear from God.

 

  • Think about the things that may keep you too busy to wait on God. What makes them so important? What changes do you think you should make?

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  1. Thanks for sharing this. I do have an observation, though. I believe that God is much smarter than we are and sometimes His answer to our prayer can be no. We humans can pray for very important things like healing the sickness of a friend or helping someone troubled work through their problems. But, since we are imperfect, we can also pray for material gain or less important things. I believe God will listen and then answer no. If He granted our materialistic requests or to help us win a football game, a battle, etc. then He would not be the judicious God we need. I like to use the following example, since both sides of Americans were praying in the Civil War, whose prayers was God to answer? If he answered yes to one, it would have been someone praying to end this carnage. Or, it may have been yes to free those enslaved. So, I do think He is judicious in His answers to our prayers and some may be no, but to your point He is listening. Thanks for your thoughtful reflections. BTG

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