I struggle with impatience. Always have–especially when it comes to prayer.
What’s the source of my struggle? I deeply and strongly believe God can pull off massive miracles. Yet I’ve personally seen so few of them. This impatience hits me especially hard during a season of seeking God, such as our 35-day prayer challenge.
My impatience causes me to continually wonder . . .
Where’s our miracles?
Where’s all our answered prayers?
Please, God, why don’t you act right now?
Wouldn’t a truly epic miracle make you look real good, God?
Psalm 68 is a worship song about an epic miracle. It’s one of those enemy scatterin’, smoke risin’, rebel scorchin’, earth shakin’, plunder getting’ kind of Psalms. It describes the epic journey of God’s people from Mt. Sinai (where Moses pulled off the awe-inducing Ten Commandments event) to the inauguration of the temple on Mt. Zion (where Solomon held the grand opening of the his colossal temple). The miracle of the journey from Mt. Sinai to Mt. Zion took only about 500 years.
Five-hundred years? Hmmm. That’s a long time for a miracle to happen.
When we travel into the land of prayer, we enter a completely different time zone. God does indeed have epic plan for our lives, yet we often don’t see it. We’re just too focused on what’s happening right here and right now.
What’s the real source of my struggle? My impatience stems from my lack of vision. I want God to fix everything right now. However, God wants to use my life (your life, too) to pull off an epic miracle so big that it can’t be completed during my lifetime.
During our 35-day prayer journey, I hope you’ve started to receive a grander vision of the bigness of God—as we discover together the many ways our lives, our church, and our prayers are all truly epic.
PS. We’ve reached the last installment of our 35 days of Psalm posts. I’m curious:
- Has this blog been helpful? In what way(s)?
- What might you like to see in the future?
Any response you offer is greatly appreciated. I’ve enjoyed this journey—many, many thanks for being a part of it.