What do you do when you feel bombarded by circumstances? How do you cope when unexpected challenges come knocking at your door? There is nothing that takes God by surprise and he is waiting to help you out of this difficulty. In fact, he already has the answer and a way of escaping this trial.
The answers to prayer don’t always come on the same day when we pray. In Daniel’s case, he waited twenty one days and then an angel came to reveal to him what had held up the answer. “The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days, but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I was left there with the kings of Persia” (Daniel 10:13). In this story, the angel gives Daniel insight into what takes place in the heavenly realms above the earth. Daniel gets a glimpse into a type of warfare that we often cannot see with our physical eyes.
There are demonic forces assigned to try to frustrate our advancement. There are principalities and powers that will try to hold back, delay or derail the blessings that God has in store for us. It was Daniel’s persistent prayers and fasting which released the answer. We are not giving up on getting what God has in store for us.
We learn to pray without ceasing (1 Thessalonians 5:17). We continue to pray and remain alert (Colossians 4:2). When the problem appears stubborn we persist and we add much fasting and prayer. (Matthew 17:21).
The reality is that we will not give up, throw in the towel, back down or surrender. We are standing on the promises of God and daily declare what the word says. We will wait in faith and hold unto hope beyond hope that God will answer and come to our defence.