How many times have you prayed about a situation and waited patiently for an answer? We may know that an answer is coming, but what if it isn’t in our “timing”? It is easy to fall into the trap of “trying” to answer the prayer ourselves, but is that what the Lord really wants?
In 1 Samuel 26:9-12 we read “9 But David said to Abishai, “Do not destroy him; for who can stretch out his hand against the Lord’s anointed, and be guiltless?” 10 David said furthermore, “As the Lord lives, the Lord shall strike him, or his day shall come to die, or he shall go out to battle and perish. 11 The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed. But please, take now the spear and the jug of water that are by his head, and let us go.” 12 So David took the spear and the jug of water by Saul’s head, and they got away; and no man saw or knew it or awoke. For they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the Lord had fallen on them.”
David had Saul “at his fingertips”, but he knew that this was not the Lord’s will. He knew God’s plan to make David king, but David also knew that it must be done the Lord’s way, not David’s way. David spared Saul’s life and patiently waited for the Lord’s will to be done.
It might be that you feel the answer to your prayer is right “at your fingertips”, but is it by you will or the Lord’s?
I pray for blessings today for you on your Journey!