Our Prayers Do Not Change God, It Changes Us
February 12, 2022 Daily Devotion
By Khai Samante
I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry. Psalms 40:1 NIV
Read Psalm 40
There’s a saying, “Good things come to those who wait.” Having patience means being able to accept or tolerate delay, trouble, or suffering without getting angry or upset. It is the ability to wait calmly in the face of adversity. In life we will have tribulations, hence, in our everyday life, we can practice patience.
David waited patiently for the Lord and, in return, God turned to him and heard him cry. He prayed and patiently waited, with an expectant heart, because he knows God. God delivered him before and he is certain that God will do it again. We can trust God and as we wait on him, he will continue to sustain and empower us in our situation. The Lord does not delay and is not tardy or slow about what He promises, according to some people’s conception of slowness, but He is long-suffering (extraordinarily patient) toward you, not desiring that any should perish, but that all should turn to repentance (2 Peter 3:9 AMPC)..
Remember, our prayers do not change God. It changes us. As we wait for the Lord, he transforms us for us and helps us bear fruits. When the time is right, the Lord will make it happen according to his perfect will.
Good things really do come to those who wait, wait for the Lord.