You can read Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3 in their respective links. Philippians 1:6 -being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
You cannot allow the past to affect your future.
Psalm 40:1-3 - I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry. 2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. 3 He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear the LORD and put their trust in him.
The real test of faith is in facing the silence of being on hold. The question is not always, “Do you have enough faith to receive?” but “Do you have enough faith to assume a holding pattern and wait for the fulfillment of the promise?”
Genesis 8:1 - But God remembered Noah and all the wild animals and the livestock that were with him in the ark, and he sent a wind over the earth, and the waters receded.
Where it says Noah put your name there. And God remembered Michelle!
The Lord knows where you are and how much you have in reserve. How much you can handle. Just before you run out, God will send the wind to blow back the waters of impossibility and provide for you.
Hebrews 6:10 - God is not unjust; he will not forget your work and the love you have shown him as you have helped his people and continue to help them.
How incredible is that! God doesn’t simply forget.
Matthew 10:30 - And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered.
Not only counted…but numbered! He knows what number of hairs are in your comb. Then you should know He has your family, your finances and your faithfulness in His view.
You might be at a place like David when he asked this question:
Psalm 8:4 - what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them?
Oh, but then there is…
Jeremiah 29:11 - For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
As we close out another year, maybe all your dreams and plans didn’t come true or you’re still waiting on the report or looking for answers. Trust in Him that you may just be in a holding pattern. That what you are looking for may just be delayed and not denied!