See The Goodness Of God
I would have lost heart, unless I had believed, That I would see the goodness of the LORD In the land of the living. Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! Psalm 27:13 & 14 NKJV
Have you ever wanted something, yet the impossibility of it seemed as though you stood before a high rocky cliff and that you were expected to climb it by the grit of your teeth and sheer determination? Sounds like a hopeless situation to me. As a kid I remember having to do chin ups. In the beginning I had to strain real hard to finish the first one.
The word of God says that faith comes by hearing and hearing by the word of God. When we hear the voice of the Lord speak to us we can rest assured that He is able to accomplish those things that He has said that He would do. There are times when He gives us instructions on what He wants us to do, but there are also times when He wants us to wait on Him and give Him room to work His wonders, (without our little manipulative hands getting in the way). In our rush to help God out, the thoughts and intents of our hearts often do not line up with God's plan. We are apt to think that God needs our help to set the stage, when in actuality he wants us to sit tight.
We have to learn that to trust the Lord is to place our hopes and dreams in His capable hands, and wait on Him, and in that waiting we will be strengthened. In the midst of that waiting He build us up in His most holy faith and there will be a peace that only comes through entering into His rest; resting on His promises, on the truth of His word. Wait and you will see the goodness of God at work in your life and in the lives of those around you. You will see the beauty of your surroundings, you will experience gladness and come to the realization that He cares for your welfare, and that He is indeed working all things together for your good, and for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purposes. He will see you through your circumstances, only trust and believe!
Father I thank you that your are at work on my behalf. I thank you that You see the desires of my heart. And in due time if I will not faint that I will reap a sure reward.
In His Love
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