Beauty in Delayed Miracles
There’s beauty in delayed miracles. Elijah was in the house when the son of the Widow of Zarephath fell sick. I believe Elijah, being who he was, must have prayed but answer did not come. God delayed the miracle till he boy died. After he died, God through Elijah raised him from the dead.
So, at times when your miracles seem delayed, take heart; that delay is not necessarily a denial. God is merely waiting for the time when He will get the maximum glory.
In Daniel 3:21-30, the Almighty God could have performed a miracle when Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were being taken to the fiery furnace. He would have saved them from being thrown into the furnace… but God delayed the miracle until they actually got into the fire so that the World can say: “there’s no god that can deliver like this God.”
The delayed miracle also brought promotion the way of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego. Daniel 3:30 “Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the province of Babylon.”
Another example of delayed miracle is found in Genesis 21:6. Sarah said: “God has made me to laugh, so that all who hear will laugh with me.” What she’s saying is: ‘this miracle will not be mine alone. Several people will share in this joy and laugh with me.
IN Gen 21:7, she also said, “Who would have said to Abraham that Sarah would nurse children? For I have borne him a son in his old age.”
Brothers and Sisters, God sometimes delays your miracles so He can get the maximum glory, so that you can be promoted, and so that people who have laughed at you can now laugh with you.
Culled from Gems of Selected Teachings by Pastor E. A Adeboye