It’s amazing how quickly a rosebud can blossom into a flower in the warmth of summer. I noticed the small bud in our backyard several days ago, and snapped a picture. Then, a day or two later, the rose had transformed from a bud to a blossom.
Many times we want things in our lives to work this way. We pray for something, and expect to hear an answer right away. When we don’t receive an answer in what we feel is a reasonable amount of time, we give up and move on. But is this really how God wants us to communicate with Him?
So I say to you, Ask and keep on asking and it shall be given you; seek and keep on seeking and you shall find; knock and keep on knocking and the door shall be opened to you.
For everyone who asks and keeps on asking receives; and he who seeks and keeps on seeking finds; and to him who knocks and keeps on knocking, the door shall be opened.
Luke 11:9-10 (AMP)
Father, help us to be persistent in our prayers. Help us to trust that You know and want what’s best for us, and that you will answer our requests in Your perfect way and time. Amen.