Why Does God Take Too Long to Answer?

Zechariah and Elizabeth were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations. They had no children because Elizabeth was unable to conceive, and they were both very old.

(Luke 1:6-7 NLT)

In the old days, being barren was thought to be a sign of divine disapproval. That’s why in his description of Zechariah and Elizabeth, Luke is careful to note that they “they were righteous in God’s eyes, careful to obey all of the Lord’s commandments and regulations,” before going on to say that Elizabeth was barren. However, when the time came for God to send Jesus to the world, Zechariah and Elizabeth had a son named John, who prepared the way for the Messiah. When God withholds something from His obedient and faithful children – like Zechariah and Elizabeth – it’s always because He has a better plan in mind, which will be carried out in His perfect timing. Therefore, wait in expectation knowing that God will fulfill His promises for you when the set time has come.

When God takes too long to answer, it’s often because it’s not time for Him to act yet.

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Published by risingwiththeson

Farah obtained her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree (with a double major in English and Religious Studies) from the University of Toronto, where she also completed her Bachelor of Education (OISE). While she enjoys teaching, writing gives Farah equal pleasure. She began to exercise this passion with the publication of "Rising with the Son," her daily devotional blog. It is designed to help strengthen the faith of her readers in Jesus. Through her writing, it is Farah's wish to inspire others and help them develop a closer relationship with God and His Son, Jesus Christ.

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