Sometimes God Works Fast

I drastically changed my spinal cord stimulator settings less than three hours ago. I’ve had this implanted device for seventeen months. It’s cutting edge technology is not something you ever master. Instead, you learn over time of its power. You also realize that having patience with it is a must. Rarely is anything a quick fix. Studies have shown it can take up to two weeks to really feel like it’s working. However, in just a few minutes or hours it can get totally off track. 

God answered prayers quickly this time. I feel a major difference. My pain is once again bearable. I went from nauseating nerve sensations throughout my body to feeling alive again. God calmed me way before he calmed the storm. He has clearly calmed my raging nerves as well.

We all know that our prayers aren’t always answered quickly. At least we don’t always see the results we would like instantly. Some things require long term faith and persistent, patient prayer. We may feel like God is taking forever or not even responding. However, He works everything out in His perfect timing. Sometimes we see immediate results, but often we’re left to trust God’s perfect timing.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time…” (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

“But those who wait on the Lord. Shall renew their strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)

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