Learn More, In a day and time when the world is trying to quiet biblical truth, Proverbs 31 Ministries is determined to help women engage with God’s truth like never before through the resources we offer each day. All is not lost and things have not been thrown completely off course. (But that sounds a little like a dinner theater.). Your life should be overflowing with joy, sacrifice, hope, and praise. The promise was that Abraham would become the father of many nations through his own son. If God is making you wait, you’re in good company. Joseph waited 13 years. Waiting on God to fulfill His promises shows us just how truly surrendered to His will we actually are. Embrace it. May 17, 2013 … Anyone can be God’s friend when all is well, but what do we do when God is silent? As long as everything was fine and that I never had to wait too long for a promise to come true, I just had faith that I mistook for trust.
Nevertheless, the promises of God for our lives often have to be wrestled down from heaven through long periods of waiting until they eventually inhabit the reality of this earth and become real to us. If God was humbling me, he did a good job, sometime I was so tired one after another, then another one came, I called out to him and said, “God, if I have to go through this again, hold my hand take me through this,teach me, make me strong to war off my enemy, every time I needed something, he provided, even when my enemy would come up, he took care of them, all I could say is WOW! He wants us to be people of character who recognize that the world does not revolve around us. Thank you for the encouragement this morning. Abraham may have come out of Babylon, the land of idols, when he was in his 70’s. © 2019 by Tricia Lott Williford. Find it. Thank you. The Great Waiters were no better at waiting than I am. Proverbs 31 Ministries thanks NavPress for their sponsorship of today’s devotion. Of all people they’re the closest to meeting Jesus and entering Paradise! ( Log Out / Feel free to provide more information. You. Godly inspiration and perspectives do not age and cannot expire–just as the scriptures do not expire. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Jesus waited 30 years. It’s too bad that the Greco-Roman perspective on the Gospel made us ignore that a relationship with God isn’t only a matter of belief, of faith but also of trust. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Because we are able to read through the entire duration of these 25 years of waiting in nine chapters of Genesis (Gen 12-25), or, in roughly thirty minutes to an hour of concentrated reading, it is too easy for us to underestimate the personal struggles Abraham must have inevitably gone through during this long period of waiting.
Apr 19, 2015 - Joseph waited 15 years. Praise his name! There is a pattern to the life of faith that often follows a sequence of promise –> excitement –> waiting –> doubting –> testing –> refining –> reinforcement –> and then, eventual fulfillment. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Until I began experiencing waiting and the unknown, that’s when I understood that I’ve never fully trusted the Lord. ( Log Out / Don't avoid failure. This is a critical lesson God has in store for everyone, in one form or another, who is called to be an ambassador of His kingdom. Don't fight your misfortune. Required fields are marked *. Complete the form below to notify iFunny of a claim relating to your intellectual property rights and content or some technical inconvenience with the service. Don't wait for love. Don't back down. God bless you for these words of encouragement. We surrender our pain and our unmet expectations. December 13, 2013 (9:45 am) It took a total of 25 years for the promise of God to Abraham to be fulfilled. Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. And thank you for encouragement as well! Don't go for less. Waiting patiently for fulfillment of God’s promises perfects our relationship with Him.
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I would love to read more in this series. Likewise, Job, David, Paul and even Jesus waited patiently and began the ministry God called each of them to do, caring for the people around them. I long to trust You with my whole life, in the doing and in the waiting. Waiting on God should produce a hope that invades your soul and carries you away into states of rapture. Tricia Lott Williford’s new book, Just. And He will come to us like the rain, like the spring rain watering the earth” (Hosea 6:3). What a great take on an impossible story.
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