We have been talking about prayer, fasting and how we need to just worship God through our circumstance this week. I want to close with this – don’t give up. Don’t rush to find answers, because the answers aren’t coming fast enough. By doing this all we do is delay the process. I’ll give you an example, Wednesday I was ready to give up on my circumstance. I was ready to just do what needed to be done. I was tired of waiting on the unknown. I needed answers, but I also needed His blessing. I needed to be like Jacob and not let go of God until He blesses me (Genesis 32:26). I screamed and asked God, no told God, “I need a word”. I need something that tells me you are there; that you are in the midst of all this. I opened up my Sparkling Gem devotion to May 17 and the title read – When You’re Discouraged and Ready to Give Up, Here’s What You Should Do. I looked at it and said, Ok God, I need you to speak to me through this. The first sentence said, “What should you do when you’re feeling discouraged and dangerously close to doubting God’s integrity – when you start thinking He just might not come through for you? Hebrews 10:32 tells us what we are to do when we find ourselves in this situation”:
“But recall the former days in which, after you were illuminated, you endured a great struggle with sufferings;” (NKJV)
He is there for you too.
As you go into this weekend think on those things. Look back and see all that God has done for you. Did He heal your body? Did He provide the necessary resources to get you through? Did He restore a relationship? If He has done those things for you before, why would He not do them for you now? Remember we are like the bow and arrow being pulled and stretched waiting to fly. It’s in the waiting that we don’t give up, but remember.
“Remember the things I have done in the past. For I alone am God! I am God, and there is none like me.” (Isaiah 46:9 NLT)