“Answer my prayers, O Lord, for your unfailing love is wonderful. Take care of me, for your mercy is so plentiful. Don’t hide from your servant; answer me quickly, for I am in deep trouble!” Psalms 69:16&17 NLT
Sometimes when I can’t see progress, I get stuck. I get tired of waiting through the messy. I can get so hung up on the moment, that I forget that my life is most lived in the process. I look to earthly reassurance, instead of crying out to him, like David. “What if God wants to do it in a different way? In a process not in a moment.” Steven Furtick. He will answer my prayers in his timing. He loves me through the waiting. That’s when he does the most work in my heart.
This is what the Lord says: “At just the right time, I will respond to you. On the day of salvation I will help you. I will protect you and give you to the people as my covenant with them. Through you I will reestablish the land of Israel and assign it to its own people again.” Isaiah 49:8 NLT
He has given me hope.
He has given me favor.
He has restored my life.
His love is unfailing.
“Pay attention, you who are far away! The Lord called me before my birth; from within the womb he called me by name. He made my words of judgement as sharp as a sword. He has hidden me in the shadow of his hand. I am like a sharp arrow in his quiver. He said to me, “You are my servant, Israel, and you will bring me glory.” I replied, “But my work seems useless! I have spent my strength for nothing and to no purpose. Yet I leave it all in the Lord’s hand; I will trust God for my reward.” Isaiah 49:1-4 NLT
I am reminded that God has given me a greater purpose than I can think or dream up. I spend too much time asking him what I should do, instead of just doing it and leaving the results to him. When confusion bombards my mind, I know its not from him. He is the giver of a peace that surpasses my understanding.
Thank you Father for always meeting me where I am at. For using your words and the words of others to draw me closer to you. Help me to live with an eternal perspective. Amen.