Prayer is the way that we communicate with God every day. Many times God answers our prayers right away. But have you ever prayed and then had to wait a long time for God’s answer? Maybe you have prayed and you are still waiting for God to answer your prayer!

Sometimes God makes us wait because what we want isn’t best for us. Other times He makes us wait because we are not ready to receive what we have asked for. That reminds me of the Israelites. For many years, they prayed and asked God to free them from slavery. Exodus 12:40-41 tells us how long they had to wait for God to answer their prayers. “The Israelites had lived in Egypt for 430 years. After 430 years, to the very day, all the armies of the Lord left Egypt.”

God loved the Israelites, but He made them wait a long time before He rescued them. God’s timing is always perfect. He knew just the right time to perform His miracles and free the Israelites from slavery.

Are you waiting for God to answer your prayers? Don’t give up! Keep on praying. God will answer your prayers at the right time and in His perfect way.