Not all of God’s children will admit it but there are times, especially in the midst of a crisis, when we begin to question the effectiveness of our prayers to God. I suppose that many Christians everywhere have already reached a certain level of frustration because, to them, their petition for Him to stop this Coronavirus pandemic in it’s tracks has not yet been answered. One of my fellow pastors says that God only has three answers to out prayers, yes, no, and not yet. No matter which of the three we will hear, we must never forget that the Lord’s purpose will always be accomplished and His response will benefit us in the end. Additionally, while we “wait upon the Lord” we have the support of His grace, not to mention our faith.
Faith is one of God’s precious gift to His children. With it, we can acquire many victories. With it, we become overcomers. John wrote: “For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” (1 John 5:4) Faith is like money in the bank. It is there for us to draw from it whenever we need it and there is no limit to what we can take out because the Bank of Heaven can never go bankrupt. It will always be available to us. Unfortunately, we don’t always avail ourselves of it and when we don’t, God can’t be pleased. Hebrews 11:6 reads: “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek him.”
My fellow believers, if there was ever a time for God’s people everywhere to pray with a believing heart and a godly determination, it is now. And because I believe that we will all pray like that, there is no doubt in my mind whatsoever that we won’t be seeing great things before too long.