How much Longer?

For those that are tired of waiting:

We have read throughout the Bible many examples of Biblical characters having to wait on the appointed time of God for things/situations to change that they have prayed for. For example Isaac prayed to God for his wife Rebekah because she was barren.

(Genesis 25:20-21) “And Isaac was forty years old when he took Rebekah to wife, the daughter of Bethuel the Syrian of Padan–aram, the sister to Laban the Syrian.  {21} And Isaac intreated the LORD for his wife, because she was barren: and the LORD was intreated of him, and Rebekah his wife conceived.”

God answered Isaac’s prayer, but it took 20 years of them praying to the Lord for a child for it to come to pass. Isaac was 60 years old when Rebekah bare their children.

(Genesis 25:24-26) “¶ And when her days to be delivered were fulfilled, behold, there were twins in her womb.  {25} And the first came out red, all over like an hairy garment; and they called his name Esau.  {26} And after that came his brother out, and his hand took hold on Esau’s heel; and his name was called Jacob: and Isaac was threescore years old when she bare them.”

This is a great reminder to have confidence and patience when we pray, God hears us (Psalms 34:17). 1 John 5:14-15 says, “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:  {15} And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.” 1 John 3:21-22 says, “Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.  {22} And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.”

Whatever your situation may be, whatever you may be waiting on just keep waiting. I know waiting for an answer can feel like walking through a desert. It is dry, frustrating, and tiring and all you want to know if it’s going to rain any time soon. You may feel like you can’t go on, but be encouraged in your wait it will happen in God’s appointed time. God’s timing is perfect and knowing that should make you smile.

(Psalms 27:14) “Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”

All scriptures are KJV only.

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“Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD”

(Reflection on Life)

As I was doing my daily reading from the Old Testament I just didn’t understand how the Israelites had witnessed numerous times the miraculous hand of God, yet still questioned/doubted Him. They witnessed His great power with the Exodus from Egypt and they forgot all about the “Let My People Go”, and the dividing of the Red Sea (Exodus 14:15-16) when they complained and murmured about the lack of food and water in the wilderness (Exodus 16:1-3; 12-15). In every one of their circumstances God showed them His power, he delivered and provided for them, yet when a new circumstance presented itself they forgot what God had done for them (Deuteronomy 1:31-38; 8:15-17).

It then dawned on me this is exactly what I do or a lot of us believers do when certain circumstances show up in our lives. It’s not that unbelievable how the children of Israel experienced God and still didn’t believe what He could do, questioned His power. It may be the most simple to the greatest trials we have ever had to face, no matter what we all seem to forget how powerful our God is just as the Israelites . As stated earlier, in my own life circumstances I have experienced, I have overlooked what God has told me and still dwelled on the circumstance as if He hasn’t delivered me from something prior. It’s like a never ending cycle that results in the realization that we must always put all of our trust in God.

The definition of trust according to King James Pure Bible Search Software is:

TRUST, n.

1. Confidence; a reliance or resting of the mind on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person. 2. He or that which is the ground of confidence.

Trusting God means you have confidence within Him, in His power. To know that no matter what new circumstance you face He will deliver you. Don’t be discouraged in the wait. I know it’s hard and frustrating having to wait, but God’s timing is perfect. I have to remind myself of this everyday, I have been waiting for something for 10 years and counting , yet I wait. Psalms 9:10 states, ” And they that know thy name will put their trust in thee: for thou, LORD, hast not forsaken them that seek thee.” Isaiah 26:4 says to Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength and Jeremiah 17:7 says, “Blessed is the man that trusteth in the LORD, and whose hope the LORD is.” Stay encouraged.

Let’s not be like the Israelites who soon forgot His works and waited not for his counsel (Psalms 106:13). They forgot God their savior which had done great things in Egypt (Psalms 106:21).

All scriptures are KJV only.

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