Even if we are still waiting for an answer to prayer, we are called to trust in scripture’s promises of relief and joy. The enemy will take any opportunity to taunt us, telling us that God is not present, that he has forgotten us, that he doesn’t care about our pain. The joy of the Lord always silences these condemning spirits. They cannot withstand our rejoicing in God’s love and goodness as we wait for him to liberate us.
“For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning.” – Psalm 30:5