Assuming I am coming to God in my moment of need, how motivated am I by relationship with Christ to approach the throne of grace with boldness as I am called to do Hebrews 4:14-16. If God said it, he will do it. It is the gospel that has taught me that enduring strength and courage will never be found in myself but in Christ. When it comes to managing life i. Taking care of our physical bodies, keeping a close watch over our finances, planning for the future, growing in knowledge of our faith and the Catholic Church, etc.
Scripture speaks clearly about how to live life abundantly forever with Christ; yet, all too easily, we justify our sin, declare distasteful commands irrelevant, and do what is right in our own eyes. While Jesus was engaged with the healed woman whose faith had made a strong impression on him, the daughter of Jairus died. How many times in our relationship are we waiting on each other for something? He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. What does it mean to be blessed by God while we wait on Him? They watched for enemies who might attack at night, and they waited for the sun to come up. So why does it take so long sometimes for Jesus to respond to your prayer? Are you wondering if you should be still or move? God's wise in God's ways: In a dream, God told a man to go outside and push against a huge boulder in his front yard.
Our sin has left in us the stench of death. He remembered how God came through for him before. I told him I want my husband back and we have been seeing eachother frequently since. The truth is that Jesus wants relationship with me. In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths. Yet His Word promises that He will not be late, not one single day.
So this time period was not for naught. The only thing I can tell you, is if God is making you wait — please wait. Develop an appetite for learning. He wakes up every morning expecting to find his answer. During the first five years, the fibrous root structure spreads deep and wide in the earth, preparing to support the incredible heights the tree will eventually reach.
How long will we leave him waiting? When is God waiting on you to get your feet moving? Flapping keeps them in the air, but it is a lot of work. He doesn't do things on our timetable. Only having seen a glimpse into your life. But thank you for your kind words! Seasons of waiting reveal where we are placing our trust. Please remember that faith is believing in the unseen. It is not a way to evade unpleasant reality.
Are you better off believing in God who loves you like crazy and wants so much to bless you and bring joy to your life? And this is the journey of our lives and of our faith. It will grow an amazing ninety feet tall in only ninety days! So if you have been praying about something and God is telling you to wait, understand that this time in between is necessary. Remember that He promises to never leave or forsake you. He will tell you how to change the way you think about certain matters. So many people have prayed for me as well who have stronger faith and trust than me. Once the gardener plants the seed, he will see nothing but a single shoot coming out of the bulb - for five full years! For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
That is easier said than done. But in that gentle, quiet voice, he also speaks the words I've heard over and over again. Not from me, but of me. Confession: I make the decision today to position myself to receive all of the good things God has prepared just for me. Finally, in a fit of exasperation the man fell to his knees and lifted his eyes to heaven. And believe by faith that He will make all things beautiful in His perfect timing. Life down here under sin will never ever be perfect.
Praying for you in this wonderful and exciting journey! Trust in the Lord, not in your own understanding Proverbs 3:5-6. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. Sometimes the consolation or word or sign never comes and decisions are going to need to be made. Every change I've gone through has made me more mature, solid and well-grounded. I finally learned to trust the One who knows all things and accept that some questions may never be answered.