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Summary: As sweet as these promises are, they do not come to pass at our own timing but according to God’s timing. God is not a God of “promise and fail.”

TEXT: JOHN 16: 24

“Until now, you have asked nothing in my name. Ask and you will receive that your joy may be full.”(John 16:24).

The scripture tells us that whatever we ask in the name of Jesus shall be given to us (John 14:14). Matthew 7: 7 also promised that we should ask and it shall be given to us.

As sweet as these promises are, they do not come to pass at our own timing but according to God’s timing.

God is not a God of “promise and fail.” Whatever He says He will do, He will surely do- He is not a man that he should lie- He’s too faithful to fail, Hallelujah!

However, God’s ways are not our ways; he does things as He pleases, without permission from us or without explanation to us.

God can never make mistakes or commit blunder- Never! He is a good God. Whatever he’s doing (even if it doesn’t make sense to us) will always be in our favour in the long run.

All we have to do is to keep trusting him and lean not on our own understanding- don’t try to figure out what He’s doing, just trust and follow him “sheepishly.”

Somebody once told me that to walk with God; you have to leave your brain behind! Yes, you have to leave your brain (Human wisdom) and be dependent on His directions.

The scripture says in Ecclesiastes 3:1 that “to everything there is a season, and a TIME TO EVERY PURPOSE.”

If God tells you to ask for anything in His name that He would do it for you- if you ask in His name and the answer is delaying, that does not mean God is not going to bring His promise to pass in your life.

You will receive the answer to your prayer, the only reason why you think it’s “delaying” is that the appointed time has not come (Eccl. 3:1).

When the set time comes, the Lord will fulfil His promise in your life.

Sadly, some people give up on God at their “near success.” At the verge of breakthrough they get fed up of asking and they retrieve to fate- They stop asking for God’s favour while their joy is yet to be full.

The anchor scripture today is encouraging you not to stop asking for divine favour- continue asking, seeking, knocking on heaven’s door till your prayers will be answered and your joy will be full and overflow.

Be patient, learn to tarry in His presence, learn from Jacob that “abandoned” himself with God saying “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” (Genesis 32:26b).

You too can tell God “I will not let you go and I will not keep quiet until you answer me.”

Do not allow the devil to seal your mouth and hinder you from receiving from God, you have no other place to go. Don’t be weary in your request, continue asking and at the appointed time He will bring His promises to pass and your joy will overflow in Jesus name. Shalom!

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