We know that God is NOT FAIR – He IS JUST! The reason God is not fair is because “fair” is always subject to change – and He never changes. He does everything right and perfect.
Though God never changes, yet life here on earth is constantly changing. With change also come delays even in our Christian walk. Delays in our lives are not always easy to handle or easily accepted. Often, when God does not answer our prayers in the time that we feel He should, we appoint all sorts of characteristics to God's nature: We tend to imply that He does not care, or maybe he's not listening.
We say things like: “I am destined to fail.” “ I must have or live under a curse of some sort.” “He’s teaching me something and this is why this has happened to me.”
The process of coming out of that situation is the learning process. That is where wisdom is obtained, and God will use that for our benefit and for His glory – ultimately.
Furthermore, He doesn’t give people diseases, strife and tragedy in order to teach them something. He won’t break your leg just so you stay away from the bar or the night club. He won’t have your arm cut off so that you quit drinking. He won’t cut your tongue off so you’d quit cursing. Can you imagine?
God is love – and love never fails!
But within a tragedy, or an illness or whatever the case may be, God will come into that situation to show off his unfairness, demonstrate his holiness, reveal his glory and bless our socks off.
Miracles always work in the sphere of discomfort.
Miracles always work in the nick of time.
Miracles always take place in the realm of faith, while in the sphere of discomfort, pain, and injustice.
Miracles always take place within the reality of impossibility.
Miracles always transform the impossibilities to great possibilities – changing lives.
But when expected miracles fail to appear, then we tend to add religious attempts to get God to move on our behalf. We fast, we pray "extra hard," we give more or we look for the next word of knowledge or prophecy.
But God does not move by religious stuff – he only moves by the fuel of faith or should we call it what the Bible calls it: “the law of faith.”
Don’t get me wrong: Prayer, fasting, worship, giving, etc, are all vital parts of our Christian growth. But these are actions of obedience to draw near to God, develop his mind in us, and honor him with our faith and with our lives. But ultimately, what moves God is our faith and total trust in him. Nothing else! All other religious activities, if done outside of the realm of faith, are null and void.
God often has to delay His work in us in order to accomplish something for His purposes that can be achieved only in the delay.
Let me encourage you to not give up or become discouraged or weary in well doing while the answers to your prayers are delayed.
Delay does not mean, "no" or "yes" or even "wait." Delay simply means a specific timing in God's agenda for your benefit, the benefit of others and ultimately, the glory of God. This, the bible calls it a “kyros” time. A set time in God’s time table.
God's timing is always perfect. Delays from God's intervention always carry a higher purpose that will propel you to a higher place in God and favor with man. Thank God for His perfect timing.