Hello blessed child of God, I hope your week ended well by God’s grace and that you’re ready to see the wonders which He’ll perform in your life this week.
I’ve been wondering on what to share with you these days mostly that God has been touching so many areas of my life and I didn’t know which to pick to share. That’s why finally under the inspiration of The Holy Spirit I chose the most painful one.
This blog post is intended for everyone who’s in the middle of something, who’s in the gap between prayer and visible answer. For anyone who’s praying for something, and who’s still waiting for an answer from God.
Matthew 7:7‭-‬8 NIV

“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

There are so many verses in The Bible in which God challenges our faith and our perspective and asks us to ask from Him. He denotes Himself as our Provider and our Good Father and throughout The Bible, He keeps making promises to us and of course He keeps His promises.
Fortunately or unfortunately, there’s often a gap between the moment you pray and God speaks the promise to you, and the moment the promise comes to pass.
So many Bible characters waited for their promise patiently. Perhaps this is your case today:

  • Praying for a godly spouse daily and still seeing no one coming
  • Praying for God to fix your broken relationship with your mom or your dad but it’s still not working
  • Relying on God’s promise for your marriage and still waiting to have a child
  • Tithing and trusting God with your finances but still having an almost empty bank account
  • Praying for a job since months and still unemployed
  • Started a business but still having no clients

We all know at least one promise of God which we can hold on to, but we also know that it’s not easy when we open our eyes and look at what seems to be our reality.

  • Singleness
  • Loneliness
  • An empty home
  • An empty bank account
  • An empty schedule etc.

Today I believe God’s going to use this blog post to equip you in your season of waiting. I can’t promise you that once you’ll finish reading your situation will be changed, but I do trust God that something would have changed in you. Here are a few tips on how to trust God during your season of waiting.

1. Count The Blessings Before You Receive Them

One day God was discussing with Abraham and Abraham shared with God the fact that he wouldn’t have a heir when he would die since he had no offspring. Abraham was sure that one of his servants was going to inherit of him but God promised Abraham that he was going to have a child.
It took many years before the promise came to pass, but notice that God made Abraham do something for him to clearly visualize in his spirit what God was going to do for him and his wife. God made Abraham count the stars and God told him that his offspring would be as numerous as those.
Genesis 15:2‭-‬6 NIV

But Abram said, “Sovereign Lord , what can you give me since I remain childless and the one who will inherit my estate is Eliezer of Damascus?” And Abram said, “You have given me no children; so a servant in my household will be my heir.” Then the word of the Lord came to him: “This man will not be your heir, but a son who is your own flesh and blood will be your heir.” He took him outside and said, “Look up at the sky and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then He said to him, “So shall your offspring be.” Abram believed the Lord , and he credited it to him as righteousness.

What’s interesting in this story is that Abraham was probably asking just for one child, since he had none. But all of a sudden God promised him offspring which are more numerous than the stars. This shows that God will always bless you more abundantly than you think or ask if you believe.
I love the way Pastor David Cho pictures Abraham counting each star one by one, and imagining on each star the face of a baby saying “Father Abraham”.
It’s your turn today to count the blessings you’re praying for, what God promised He would grant to you. You have to see it with faith and count it. The devil will try to steal the promise from your heart but you have to hold on tightly.

  • See your new car and thank God for it
  • Count your future-children-God-willing and thank God for them
  • Count each room in your new house as you see it with your faith eyes
  • Count the clients/customers in your company, see them with your faith eyes and count them
  • See your future spouse with your faith eyes and count your dates together, count your moments at church together worshipping God, count your sessions of counseling with your pastor, count your steps to the altar
  • Count the companies which will call you and say “We’ve reviewed your job application and you’re the perfect fit for us”
  • See with your faith eyes and count the dollars entering your bank account

See with your faith eyes and count the blessings before you actually experience them.
Hebrews 11:1 NLT

Faith shows the reality of what we hope for; it is the evidence of things we cannot see.

2. Endure Patiently With Contentment Not Rebellion

David was quite young when God anointed him as king of Israël. However, he really sat on the throne as king not at the moment he was anointed but 15 years later.
Those years were absolutely not easy for David. Not only did he have to wait, but he also had to endure the attacks of the actual king (King Saul) against him, the numerous times Saul tried to kill him, and his deep jealousy against David.
I imagine myself in his posture. I know how impatient I can be. I would have probably been harassing God everyday with questions like ” Why God do I have to wait?” or “When God will it come to pass?” but that’s not how David dealt with his season of waiting.
The time I would have used to complain, David used it to write wonderful Songs to God, many of which are recorded in the book of Psalms.
Even when he was tempted to kill Saul, and he was close to doing it, he remembered that he had to submit to God and to believe in God’s timing and let God put him on the throne, not himself.
1 Samuel 24:1‭-‬7 NLT

After Saul returned from fighting the Philistines, he was told that David had gone into the wilderness of En-gedi. So Saul chose 3,000 elite troops from all Israel and went to search for David and his men near the rocks of the wild goats. At the place where the road passes some sheepfolds, Saul went into a cave to relieve himself. But as it happened, David and his men were hiding farther back in that very cave! “Now’s your opportunity!” David’s men whispered to him. “Today the Lord is telling you, ‘I will certainly put your enemy into your power, to do with as you wish.’” So David crept forward and cut off a piece of the hem of Saul’s robe. But then David’s conscience began bothering him because he had cut Saul’s robe. He said to his men, “The Lord forbid that I should do this to my Lord the king. I shouldn’t attack the Lord ’s anointed one, for the Lord himself has chosen him.” So David restrained his men and did not let them kill Saul. After Saul had left the cave and gone on his way,

During your season of waiting, God will act on you. It’s like God is asking you:

  • Will you still trust me even if it doesn’t happen now?
  • Will you still pray if I don’t answer when you would have preferred?
  • Will you still tithe even if it doesn’t seem to be working?
  • Will you still walk in purity even if you have no clue when you’ll get married?
  • Will you still go to church with your spouse even if you have no kids yet?
  • Will you still lead your Bible study group even if you have no job?
  • Will you still lead this church even if it doesn’t seem to be growing and even if it’s not famous?

The season of waiting is also a test from God and a teaching from Him, He’ll use it to develop our patience, our endurance, our courage, to build our faith muscles, to make our relationship with Him grow deeper.
Yes, God’s promises will come to pass, but what if it doesn’t come to pass now, or today, or next week? Will you keep praising Him? Will you still trust Him? Will you keep believing that He is Good?
You decide.

3. Don’t Be Joseph’s Brothers

Joseph was the son of Jacob, Abraham’s grand son. He was so loved by his father, blessed, and gifted. His brothers were jealous not only of what he was but of what his existence represented, what he was going to be.
They were jealous because their brother was loved by their father, and because he had a great future ahead. They were also jealous of the coat of many colours which their father had offered Joseph.
Genesis 37:3‭-‬4‭, ‬23‭-‬24‭, ‬27‭-‬28 NLT

Jacob loved Joseph more than any of his other children because Joseph had been born to him in his old age. So one day Jacob had a special gift made for Joseph—a beautiful robe. But his brothers hated Joseph because their father loved him more than the rest of them. They couldn’t say a kind word to him. So when Joseph arrived, his brothers ripped off the beautiful robe he was wearing. Then they grabbed him and threw him into the cistern. Now the cistern was empty; there was no water in it. Instead of hurting him, let’s sell him to those Ishmaelite traders. After all, he is our brother—our own flesh and blood!” And his brothers agreed. So when the Ishmaelites, who were Midianite traders, came by, Joseph’s brothers pulled him out of the cistern and sold him to them for twenty pieces of silver. And the traders took him to Egypt.

Some of us are in the position of Joseph’s brothers today. Looking at our brothers and sisters in Christ wearing coats of many colours. The coat may symbolise something different for each of us. To you it may represented the job you had been praying for during months, and it’s your brother in Christ who got it. To me it may represent the godly relationship I’ve been praying for for months, and it’s my sister in Christ who got it first.
I’ll be honest. When I see someone get something I was praying for, I feel happy for the person, but deep down I feel like it sucks for me. Can we be honest? Before you judge me, I know you feel this way too at times, and I can give a few examples so that we get real:

  • You’ve been part of this church for your whole life and no godly guy ever got interested in you, but you brought your friend to church 3 months ago, she gave her life to Christ like yesterday and she’s already engaged to a guy at church, worse still the guy you had a crush on? Seriously?
  • You’ve prayed for the promotion at your job and you’ve served the company faithfully and the promotion you prayed for was granted to the newbie who’s just out of school?
  • You’ve been married for 5 years trying to have a kid, praying for one but your friends are just from getting married and they got pregnant on honey moon while they weren’t even planning to have kids yet

Admit it that it’s so painful when you’ve been praying for something and you’re seeing the blessing come to pass in someone else’s life and you feel like God has forgotten you.
It’s so easy to become bitter and jealous in such moments but God wants you to get this one truth today which will set you free.
Someone’s blessing doesn’t have to be your curse”

-Pastor Micahn Carter

The fact that God blessed them with this doesn’t mean that He won’t bless you too with it

  • The fact that your sister’s getting married doesn’t mean you won’t
  • The fact that they had a child before you doesn’t mean that God won’t bless you with one
  • The fact that they married your crush doesn’t mean that you won’t have another crush and that you won’t get married to your other crush
  • The fact that you didn’t get the promotion doesn’t mean you’ll never get a promotion
  • The fact that their business has started generating money doesn’t mean that yours will never do.

Instead of letting jealousy consume you and push you to hatred as it did with Cain, as it did with Joseph’s brothers, as it initially did with Esau, turn to God with faith and keep your eyes on Him. Praise Him for what He’s doing in the lives of others without lamenting on your life. Trust Him. He has a plan for you.
God loves all His children, His heart is big enough for all of us, and His resources and blessings are enough for all of us, so never let the fact that God blessed someone make you feel disqualified from Him blessing you too. Instead take it as “If God could do it for her/him, then He can also do it for me”, let it build your faith.


I know all this is easier said than done. I know you probably think ” she says all this because she doesn’t know what I’ve been through, she doesn’t know what I’m going through, she doesn’t know my story, she doesn’t know my pain, she doesn’t know my struggle”. You’re right about this, but what I know is that The God that I serve, The Father of Jesus Christ, The One who created you, has a promise for your situation written in His Word and if you believe Him, and hold on to His promise, not only will He fix your situation, but He’ll first of all fix you.
“Maturity in trials comes when you stop urging God to fix your situation NOW and you instead ask Him to fix you”

-Victoria Eyog


Father Lord God Almighty, You know my situation better than anyone else. You’ve seen me cry about it, You’ve heard me complain about it, You’ve seen me worry about it, You’ve heard me pray about it. Today, I choose to look at my situation from a brand new perspective, I choose to see and count my blessings with my faith eyes, I choose to keep trusting You patiently even when it’s hard and painful. Help me not to envy others when they get what I’m praying for, but to feel encouraged because if You could do it for them then You can do it for me. Fix me Lord, in the process of me waiting on You to fix my situation, in Jesus Christ’s Name. Amen.

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