Trouble by Degrees

Bible Verse: Ezra 8:23

So we fasted and petitioned our God about this, and he answered our prayer.

Trouble by degrees

You’ve been praying, searching, and looking for guidance and direction. One day, you’re minding your own business, and the next something happens that changes everything. You feel the spirit leading. However, you may be the only one who truly realizes the importance the events will have on your life and relationship with the Lord going forward.

If you’re spiritually in tune, you may realize the spiritual significance of the events right away. It’s answered prayer. However, sometimes it may take us a little longer to connect the dots to see that what we’ve been hoping and praying for has come to pass.

As children of God, our lives are not full of coincidences. The praying, searching and guidance seeking is faithful preparation for the day when our prayers will be answered. There are times when you simply know that it’s God’s will, as you see Him working in your life.

Therefore, be careful to stay the course. Don’t hurry things along or give up when nothing seems to be happening. Often these moments of divine insight come with large obstacles and pitfalls, yet many opportunities to enhance your faith and grow closer to God. As long as you’re walking with the Lord, your life will have spiritual significance.