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Why The Delay's ????

Why Are There Delays?

2 - Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials
of many kinds,
3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops
4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature
and complete, not lacking anything.

Why are prayers not all answered instantly? Why don't we always
experience the blessings promised in the Bible immediately?

If all results were instant, we could never walk in faith.
Without faith, we could never please God. (Hebrews 11:6)

If you always reaped the harvest of your deeds immediately, the
incentive to do right and refrain from wrongdoing would only be
selfish. No faith, or love for God, would be required.

During delays we have opportunity to demonstrate whether we
really love God, and trust Him, or not.

A delay is a test. Without testing, there could be no reward.
God does not test us so that we can fail, but so that we can
overcome. He believes we will make it with His help.

We desire an instant manifestation of victory. What God
desires is for us to press into Him and His Word and walk in
faith until we see victory.

To overcome there must be opposition and struggle. God cannot
always shield us from problems without taking away from us the
privilege of overcoming.

Victory is sweet. What makes it sweet is that it is not easy.

If we really trust God, time is not a problem. Leave that with
God. His timing is perfect and He is dependable! We know He
promised, and can never fail and that is enough !

We will persevere in faith, and the Bible says we will
end up not lacking anything.

:love: :boy_hug: :computer: Mike
I've been reading back through the threads this afternoon and thought I'd bring this to the fore, about the testing of our faith developing perseverance. I'd like to encourage you never to give up on God's promises. God will always come through, sometimes it just takes longer than others. God gave me a promise in 1989 when I had agoraphobia (fear of going out) that "I will give thee back the years the locusts have eaten" Joel 2:25. It was only 3 years ago that this started to come to pass and is really coming to fruition now. Many times I felt like giving up, thinking God was never going to honour His word to me.

Now I can honestly say Praise the Lord for all those years of learning. Back in those hard days I never thought I'd hear myself say this, but everyone of those years was worth it because of the walk I have with my Father now. :love: