My best friend lost his cherished Rottweiler Bear in December of 2017. He was devastated and we all encouraged him to get a new dog soon. Keep in mind this man is a two time combat vet who was devoted to this dog, and the dog was devoted to him. They were inseparable. He was in a part a therapy dog for him. So losing this dog was heart wrenching and almost took his own life. Also keep in mind that he is a mighty prayer warrior, and has carried me through my cancer battle throughout 2016 and 2017. He knows the power of prayer. We agreed that another dog would be supplied, and prayed in Jesus name that God would bring the right dog for him.
He was so distraught that he did not even want to try and look up Rottweiler breeders own his own. He asked me to do that, so I proceeded to weed through the hundreds that came up in a search. I gave him 4 websites to go to and they happened to be some of the best Rottweiler breeders in the country. At the time, we rejoiced because God had led me to the exact place for him to find a new dog He said it seemed perfect, but he had a check in his spirit about it, so he waited. And he waited. And he waited, still praying for the dog to come.
Almost 6 months to the day of Bear’s demise, he called me and said he saw an add in his local paper for pure-bread Rottweilers. . He called the man and it turned out to be the very man who had sold him Bear almost 14 years earlier. As they talked, my friend discovered that the one male he had was Bears grandson! Of course he purchased that dog! We together marveled at God’s extreme mercy, and I told him I was so proud of him for waiting and listening to God. Even in his deep grief, he heard the voice of God. The prayer of 6 months earlier came through because he was willing to wait and listen. That to me is faith in action!
never get discouraged when your prayer is not answered immediately. God has a plan in mind,m and it will always be for your best. There are many times we will have to wait on an answer. Waiting is the “Knock” in the A.S,K, Principle. Jesus said knock, and it shall be open. We need to knock until it is open. I am always willing to wait, because I trust Him.
How about you?