It is important that you check the basis for your expectatons, if your desire is not granted when you pray. From whom were you really expectng to receive your desires? Were your eyes fxed on some individual somewhere rather than God? My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectaton is from Him (Ps. 62:5). What were you expectng? Now acquaint yourself with Him (God), and be at peace; thereby good will come to you (Job 22:21).
How do you hope your desires will be met? Naaman had his idea of how healing was to be ministered to him. When Elisha’s prescripton contradicted his expectaton, he became angry (v. 10, 11). But for his ofcers who took it upon themselves to reason with him, he would have lost that opportunity to be healed of his leprosy. Pride goes before destructon, and a haughty spirit before a fall (Pr. 16:18). Pride can rob a man of his blessings, therefore be humble under God’s mighty hand.
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength, who has hardened himself against Him and prospered? (Job 9:4) God’s ways are higher than man’s ways (Is. 55:8). Do not insist on the way you expect the answer to come. Look to God and He will use any man to meet your need. He can instruct any man. The Lord directs the king’s heart wherever He pleases (Pr. 21:1). God has a plan and a program for each life; do not compare the tmings of your life with that of your neighbour. Trust God to make all things beautful in your life in His tme. Trust the Lord with all your heart, and don’t depend on your own understanding. Remember the Lord in all you do, and He will give you success (Pr. 3:5-6 NCV).
Prayer: Father, thank you for the end of another quarter of the year. Strengthen me to be a doer of those things I have learnt. Give me wisdom to cooperate with You always.
Confession: My tmes are in the hands of the Lord. The Lord has given me the tongue of the learned. My soul waits only upon God and silently submits to Him; for my hope and expectaton are from Him. He alone is my rock and my salvaton. He is my defence and my fortress; I shall not be moved or shaken.