Waiting for the Child

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!
Sometimes God makes us wait because what we want isn’t best for us. Other times He makes us wait because we aren’t ready to receive what we have asked for. This reminds me of the Israelites. They prayed for freedom from slavery in Egypt. Verses 40 and 41 of our Bible verses tell us that God made them wait a long time. “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. God will answer your prayers at the right time and in His perfect way.