How are prayers answered?
Waiting is tiring!
Recently I found myself exhausted from a mixture of things — personally, professionally, and socially. So I looked for strength through prayer and other ways. Shortly after that my circumstances made me more aware of a different trial — waiting. Waiting to hear back on things personally, professionally, and socially.
Was that the answer to my prayers?
I was seeking strength to endure and was given opportunities to wait. In the midst of this I came across some verses from Isaiah:
Hast thou not known? Hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding. He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
The promised blessing for waiting upon the Lord is power, increased strength, and renewed strength :) Exactly what I needed and need.
Waiting is an opportunity.
My recent HWN has been remembering that Heavenly Father blesses us with opportunities to qualify for blessings rather than just directly giving us the blessings. In this case, he blessed me with opportunities to wait so that He could bless me with strength :)
p.s. I finished my photo album from Banff (Canada). Check it out!