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Read Daniel 8:1 through 10:21
Aaron and Heather were struggling to pay off a large medical bill. They took their need to the Lord in prayer. After praying for weeks, they received no answer and fell further behind. Each of them wondered if God heard them or if He really cared. The following day they received a check that was enough to pay their bill. They noticed the postmark on the envelope was dated the day they started praying.
Daniel sought the Lord in prayer, but the answer to his prayers was hindered. The angel of the Lord revealed why.
“The prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia” (Daniel 10:13).
Have you ever felt like God wasn’t answering your prayers? If Daniel faced opposition, so will you. Remember, God is for those who are for Him. The trials you face can strengthen you if you rely on Christ. Never mistake a delay for a denial. There’s always more happening than you can see, but God is always faithful.
Challenge for Today: Start a journal to record all your answered prayers.
Quicklook: Daniel 10:12–14
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Prayer is our link with God, an awesome avenue through which we can express praise and adoration to Him for His goodness, love, and mercy; and an avenue through which we can voice our petitions and concerns. God's Word assures us that we can "come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need" (Hebrews 4:16).
Prayer also moves the hand of God on behalf of needs and circumstances in our church, our families, our community, nation, and world. Take time to pray and intercede for these areas as God leads you. Become part of a prayer group and intercede with others in times of corporate prayer. As you seek God's help, expect reports of great victory to follow as God answers prayer.
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