Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.
Many years ago I prayed almost daily about an issue concerning my family. One day I was sharing this with a member of our congregation, explaining how strong my faith was that God would answer my prayers, but when? She said, God doesn’t go by a calendar or a clock, and that she had been in a similar situation and that it had taken many years of praying before her prayers were answered.
I know my friend was a sign from God for me to be patient, to continue to pray and have faith. Within a year, the issue was resolved, and I give total credit to God.
Heavenly Father, let us listen, and be aware of your signs of love, patience, and forgiveness. Amen.