Is there something big and seemingly impossible you are currently praying for? Maybe it is a promotion at work, the salvation of a loved one, or even the reconciliation of a previously damaged relationship. Whatever it is that you are crying out to God about, sometimes just praying can seem so intimidating and, honestly, unproductive.
If you are like me you tend to speak loudly to God about things He has not answered yet. Even in the waiting, though, it seems like God is always listening and gives little glimpses of hope throughout the waiting.
This passage is set in a time when the temple was laying in rubble in Jerusalem. God’s people felt so defeated and many just gave up and thought God had abandoned them. People prayed that the temple would be restored but the broken bricks on the ground made the emotional wounds even deeper. God had a plan though.
God’s plan centered around the concept of how the original Tabernacle was built. Resourced by God in miraculous ways and built by God’s people. Even when people were hurting, the Creator was forming His master plan.
It took a lot of time, but what we know looking back at these writings is that God was softening and preparing the hearts of the people. He wanted Israel to be ready to once again receive His glory in the temple. All of these prayers that were prayed in desperation were guiding their hearts in the right direction. Even though waiting was excruciating, they had to be prepared.
Are you allowing God to prepare your heart as you wait on His answer? Trust Him as You wait, and you will see His glory.
Prayer for today: Father, help me to trust you even when it seems like my prayers are going unanswered. Amen
This post was written by Rev DeCrastos.
You can find his blog here: www.ministrysauce.com