Genesis 16:1-6
But Sarai, Abram’s wife, had no children. So Sarai took her servant, an Egyptian woman named Hagar, 2 and gave her to Abram so she could bear his children. “The Lord has kept me from having any children,” Sarai said to Abram. “Go and sleep with my servant. Perhaps I can have children through her.” And Abram agreed. 3 So Sarai, Abram’s wife, took Hagar the Egyptian servant and gave her to Abram as a wife. (This happened ten years after Abram first arrived in the land of Canaan.) 4 So Abram slept with Hagar, and she became pregnant. When Hagar knew she was pregnant, she began to treat her mistress Sarai with contempt. 5 Then Sarai said to Abram, “It’s all your fault! Now this servant of mine is pregnant, and she despises me, though I myself gave her the privilege of sleeping with you. The Lord will make you pay for doing this to me!” 6 Abram replied, “Since she is your servant, you may deal with her as you see fit.” So Sarai treated her harshly, and Hagar ran away.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

The Word teaches us to pray in line with the will of God. We are told by the Word that if we pray in line with God’s will, our prayers will be answered. But have you ever received a promise from the Lord, as Abram did in Genesis, and not seen the results of that promise? We pray for the promise to come to past, but don’t see it happening. It can be very frustrating to know that what you want is God’s will and yet you do not have it. It is during these times that it is tempting to take matters into our own hands, to force the issue. Most of the time when we do this it leads to sin. When we know God has promised us an answer to our prayers and we know our request is in His will and do not see it happening as quickly as we would like, making it happen in our power and time will lead to sin. Abram and Sarai found out the hard way that they could not make God move to their time table. And Sarai ended up in an even more difficult situation than she had been. Sometimes trusting God means waiting for His timing to work out the situation. He always knows exactly what we need and when it is the best time to give it. It is the waiting that can cause us to sin and try to make it happen. Seek to know not only His will, but His timing. Both are as important and the timing of an answer is just as important as the will of God. What are you waiting for God to do for you today? If you have heard from God and know that the answer is His will don’t try to make it happen. Trust that God will do what He said He would do and do it at the time He has appointed. Don’t take matters into your hands or you may find yourself in a worse situation and it may cause you to sin. Wait for God to work His plan in your life and the lives of those you love according to His time and God will answer you prayer. He will save the one you are praying for, He will heal your disease, He will meet your need, and He will do it at just the right time.

Have a God Day!