Delayed, but not Denied

“Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, Proverbs 3:5, NIV

Have you ever had those moments in life where everything is going according to plan and you have the rest all squared away, BUT suddenly you face an unexpected set back or interruption that leaves you perplexed?

I admit, it can be a bit discouraging and upsetting to face such a thing, especially after you’ve invested everything you possibly had. But one thing I have learned in my walk with Christ is that delays don’t necessarily mean denials. It’s all about your perspective towards the matter and the way you perceive things that make a huge impact in your life and in your future.

I see set backs and interruptions as a opportunity to exercise our faith and an opportunity to demonstrate our trust in the Lord. At the end of the day, whatever plan we may have must first be approved by God according to His divine will for our lives. Although our understanding may run wild when we face a set back, we can not lean on that. We must lean on the Lord’s understanding which is far greater than ours.

If you’ve experienced this in the past or you may be experiencing it now. Don’t be discouraged, God is still in control. He still has the last word and He is still running the show. Just simply TRUST in Him and He will make all your ways straight according to His plan for you.

Whatever the outcome is, just be still and know that He is God and that He has your best interest in mind for you and your future. Follow His lead, because He will get you where you have to be safely.

Prayer: Father God, thank you for Your encouragement. I understand that delays don’t necessarily mean denials. When I face set backs, help me to be all the more encouraged to pray and ask for Your will to be done. I don’t want anything that is not from You in my life. In Jesus name, Amen!

By Evelyn Suarez

22 thoughts on “Delayed, but not Denied”

  1. 2020 DIVINE INTERRUPTION my husband of 7 years left me and in 2021 we divorced! I THANK GOD he left and I am transitioning into the woman and calling GOD created and purposed. He didn’t believe in me, BUT GOD DOES!!! Divine Reset! God will get the glory out of my life! Delay is not Denial, I am who he says I am, I have what he says I have, I can do what he says I can do!!!
    Thank you WOG for this message from GOD!

  2. Amen, let your will Father God for my life. Give me your plans for my life in Jesus’ name Amen again 🙏🏽Thank you, Father God

  3. I Don’t Want Anything That Is Not From HIM In My Life. I Declare This In JESUS Name…..GOD Bless You For This Word….

  4. I have no hope Keisha. Why did God give me kids? I can barely afford to feed them. This struggle feels like it’s winning. Faith? Is turning into me looking and sounding like a crazy delusional fool. Keisha I can’t go on. I’m tired and I have no hope. God can do whatever the hell he wants… He is taking toooo long to show up in my life…why even live? Just to exist. God show up please…I’m losing all hope

    1. Your lack is an opportunity for God to show His mighty power, strength, and provision. God increase your faith, sister. Keep holding on to Jesus.

    2. I am sorry that you are experiencing the trial you are in and it’s leading you to doubt Christ. I can assure you that his clock doesn’t have numbers but, does have seasons. Trust me on knowing that this too, shall pass. God says that there’s nothing new under the sun and a perfect time for everything! Be encouraged sis, God is still in control and all things will work together for the good of those that love the Lord and are called according to his purpose! I touch and agree that God will open doors that no man can close and close the doors that no man can open. He will pour out blessings that you will not have room enough to receive. I love you and God loved you all the more sis, be encouraged and look to the hills from whence comets your help. Also, the Bible says to store up your treasures in heaven where they will not moth, rust or destroy for where your treasures are, your hearts will be also! Be encouraged! Pain may endure for the night but, joy cometh in the morning!

    3. Hello, I’m sure you are looking for “real” answers at this time in your life. We all know God is good, but God also puts people in our lives to provide resources and information to help us in the moment. I don’t know your situation, but it appears that you are almost at your wits end. Please seek out your nearest church, salvation army or women’s shelter who may provide resources for you and your family. Be blessed and keep holding on. ♥️🙏🏾

    4. GOD is with you and your family! He is closer than your next breath, it’s his breath in your lungs, your life still means so much to GOD, and you have a community of sisters praying and pouring into you!!! Listen to James Fortune “I AM” put it on repeat if you must…GOD SEES, HEARS, and he will come forth in due time, we must continue in FAITH AND TRUST!!! 🕊

    5. Good morning my love let me encourage you to keep the faith please don’t give up God his soon to turn it around in your favor🙏🏾🙏🏾

    6. God knows where you are “Right Now!” He has promised to never leave you, nor forsake you. Hebrews 13:5. Don’ t leave Him! Tell Him; Cry out to Him! Trust Him, and Him alone. He will show you great and mighty things you know not. Please read Jeremiah chapter 33; verses 3 to 5. Read it over and over until you find peace with it. Amen!

  5. Oh glory. Thank you Father God. I trust your timing. I want what you want for me. In Jesus mighty name. Amen 🙏🏾

  6. Thank you for this word. I have to keep reminding myself that GOD’s never too early or too late, but ALWAYS ontime. I serve a limitless and timeless GOD. He has all time and seasons in His hand, and He knows what is best for me and my future. My waiting season will not be wasted. I trust you GOD 🙏🙌

  7. Amen!!! Delayed, but not denied!! Amen! We have to wait on God!! We have to keep our minds on Him, that we will stay in perfect peace. The peace that He gives to us, not the world!!! As He have given me certain trials and tribulations and what I’m going through now. I know that He is with me because of His peace and comfort. Then, to know that I have to learn a lesson or understand what I may need in a characteristic of His or something have to be cut off or some more pruning. It takes time, for I didn’t get here over night. Some times we just need to “Be Still And Know That He’s God!” And my set backs I believe are set-up s that will bring Him greater glory!! 🛐✝️❤️❤️❤️

    Sister Evelyn Suarez, thank you for my word this week was ” He’s Still Making Ways Out Of No Way, Because He Is Still Able!!”

  8. I believe and have faith in God. I really need a miracle in my situation. I know God have the final say. Pray that God shows me and my family favor.

  9. I am so there right now. I feel like every blessing that comes my way is taken away. It has been difficult. But I am learning to trust God…He is in control.. I pray that God delivers me and my family out of this dry place we are in.

  10. God has seasons…and i declare that all who reads this will be blessed with abundance…in Jesus name. This is our season of overflow …of everything godly and everything good. AMEN!

  11. You are so encouraging my sister. God has a way of speaking directly to my heart through your words. Please do not give up on this beautiful ministry that is empowering women around the world including myself. Love you sister

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