Tag: Patience

Some of us are either waiting on the Lord for one thing or the other.  Sometimes it seems like there is no hope and all doors have been closed.  Probably it seems like God has turned deaf ears to our prayers and you wonder where is God in the midst of all your trials and tribulations.  Where was He when you cried out with tears dripping down from your eyes into your mouth and your makeup got messed up?  You lamented day after day and night after night  about that very thing that stole your rest and future hope of dreaming.

I am encouraging you  that you are not alone, God is with you and will always be with you till the end.  It is only temporary, therefore this too shall pass.  Jeremiah lamented also in the book of Lamentations about the present misery and former excellency of Jerusalem.  But in the midst of it all Jeremiah was able to find new hope in the the Lord and waited on Him.

Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. 23 They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness. 24 “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I hope in Him!” 25 The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the soul who seeks Him. 26 It is good that one should hope and wait quietly For the salvation of the Lord Lamentations 3:22-26 NKJV

I reflect on this and while spending time in His presence, trusting in His faithfulness to come through for me.  I write

Lord you reward those who wait on You and seek You diligently

You are gracious and merciful to the righteous that can never be shaken

Lord I wait on You

Let not my wait be in vain

Open my eyes to see the good things You have in store for me

Yes Lord I wait patiently for You with high expectations

Meet me oh Lord at my point of need

Let not my wait be in vain.

I pray and hope that you have been touched and  blessed by these reflective words of encouragement to keep you standing, persevering for great is His faithfulness and His mercies endures forever.

 

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Could you comment on the challenges you facing and how you are waiting on the Lord.  Your comments would be highly appreciated

 

 

We have so much desires, wants and needs that we want from our Lord.  Our daily needs of food, shelter and clothing are necessities that we ask from our Heavenly Father.   Then there are other pressing needs or the secret petitions of our heart that sometimes tries to weigh us down and affect our emotional, physical and mental well being.  Why worry when you have the Lord on your side, to provide for you.

All things are possible through Christ Jesus if you believe without a doubt that He is able to do it all.   Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God” Mark 10:27 NIV.   Everything is possible with God, there is no impossibility with Him because He is God .  Do not limit God and what He can do in your life because He can do exceedingly and abundantly more than you could ever ask or imagine of Him.  I call Him my Daddy in Heaven because loves me so much and I am His beloved daughter so I know that whatever I (His beloved daughter) desires or want, I will surely (stamped and sealed with guaranteed confident assurance) get. 

The fact that all things are possible does not mean you should sit down, fold your arms and do nothing.  You have an act to play by faith because faith without works is dead (James 2:17).  By speaking and confessing with your mouth what be not as though they were and acting by faith as if you already have it. If you are loosing faith in any area of your life , spend time in His presence studying the word consistently until it becomes part of you  because faith comes by hearing the word of God (Romans 10:17). 

With faith all things are possible and His grace is enough to see you through all your challenges.  Nothing, absolutely nothing is too difficult for Him to fulfil all His promises that He has promised you.  He knows your name, He remembers every details of your needs, desires and wants and He will do it in His own time.  You might have been waiting for so long that it seems like His promises and answered prayers are being delayed.  You know what He is always on time.   He turns up at the right time, He is never too late or too early but always on time.

 

PRAYER

Heavenly Father I pray for those who have given up on You that do not believe You can do it all and have lost trust in You.  Lord God I pray that You will open their eyes to see You for who You really are because You are God.  The God of all possibilities, the God who made a way where there seemed to be no way and the God who is always on time.  I pray that You will bring healing and restoration to their souls and You will stir up their hearts to trust and believe You more than ever.  I stand in faith through Your abundant grace that nothing is too difficult for You.  To God it’s just a simple matter.  In Jesus Name I Pray Amen.

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Waiting on God can be so be so challenging especially when you have been seeking Him for an answered prayer in a very long time.  You might be at a point of waiting on God and you have waited in high expectations, waited in anticipation but it seems like the waiting period is in vain and your high expectations are turned to disappointments.

You must have prayed consistently, fervently over a period of time and you feel like God has turned deaf ears to your prayers.  You pay your tithe, you serve in the house of God, you are a cheerful giver, you are God’s obedient servant and friend so what holding Him back from granting your hearts desires.  It has gotten to the point of giving up, frustration and all hopes is lost.

God’s appointed time is different from ours but most assuredly He always turns up on time.  Has God ever failed or forsaken you?  We are His little children and He has promised never to leave us nor forsake us.  He is always right on time but the issues  we experience are the pains and process of waiting on God.

You might have mapped out your life in such a structured organised way without consulting the most High God but it seems it’s not working out as you planned it.  No eyes has seen, no ear has heard what God has in store for those that love Him, only if He reveals to us through His spirit   1 Corinthians 2:9-11.  He is always far ahead of us making the path smooth.  So don’t get upset when your plans does not work out as planned.

“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You. Psalm 39:7 NKJV

What do you wait for?  Are you limiting yourself because you cant see or hear or don’t  know what He  has in store for you?  At some point in my life, I have asked  myself the same question of what exactly I am waiting for.  In desperation we settle for less when God desires for us so much more than we could ever imagine.  In some instances I have settled for less due to my weaknesses of self control and  patience.

Moreover compared myself with my mates who have what I have been waiting for and tried to force the hands of God.  During this period, I realised that He is pruning me to bring out the best in me in times of trials, teaching me how to be more patient and self controlling (Romans 5:3-5, John 15:1-5).

One thing I have learnt is not to compare myself with others,because I am uniquely created in God’s image so His plans and ways for me is different from my counterparts.   Wait on God, wait in high expectations, wait with the right heart and mind, wait and trust in God.  Do not limit God because He is a God of more than enough.  He hands are not too short that He cant reach out to you.  Ask Him in faith, specifically what you want or desire and believe that He has done it 1 John 5:14.

The process of asking from God your desires, expectation and receiving it can be a very long tiring one.  Therefore always be full of joy, meditating on the word of God.  

Commit everything you do to the Lord.  Trust him, and he will help you. 6 He will make your innocence radiate like the dawn, and the justice of your cause will shine like the noonday sun.  7 Be still in the presence of the Lord, and wait patiently for him to act.  Don’t worry about evil people who prosper or fret about their wicked schemes Psalm 37:5-7 NLT.  

Spend time dwelling  in His presence, seek Him in everything you do.  Wait patiently for God like a farmer waits for His crops to harvest.  Always pray with consistency and ask Him for wisdom and understanding in everything you do.

Dear brothers and sisters,[a] be patient as you wait for the Lord’s return. Consider the farmers who patiently wait for the rains in the fall and in the spring. They eagerly look for the valuable harvest to ripen. 8 You, too, must be patient. Take courage, for the coming of the Lord is near James 5:7-8 NLT.  

It’s definitely not  easy waiting on God but when you wait with the right attitude of joy, praising Him at all times, renewing your mind on the word and things of God then He come through for you in such a beautiful and marvelous way that your friends and loved ones will be amazed at His wonderful acts.  There is a reward for those that wait on the Lord so expect your divine visitation from God.  Those that wait patiently and hope in the Lord shall inherit the earth  (Psalm 37:9 amp).

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