"Beg the Lord your God to show us what to do and where to go." (Jeremiah 42:3)
"Ten days later, the Lord gave his reply to Jeremiah." (Jeremiah 42:7).
The people asked the prophet Jeremiah to seek the Lord on their behalf
that they might know what to do. They had a grave situation in front of
them and their lives hung in the balance. "Beg the Lord your God to
show us what to do and where to go." What I find interesting is that
the answer to their prayer did not arrive for ten days. How often do we
pray and then wait ten days (or however long is necessary) to get an
answer from God? I'm afraid that we give up long before we get a
response. We might not wait two days, much less 10, for a response
before we guess and do what is best in our judgment. I wonder how many
mistakes I have made simply because I was not willing to patiently wait
for God's answer to my prayer.
Today if you need God's intervention or God's guidance, give Him time. He is at work and His time is the right time.