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When you can't see with the eye...

"The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you." Romans 16:20

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As I read these words this morning, my heart leapt for joy. Have you ever prayed for something for a long time, knowing that God is able to resolve a situation and even knowing that He is willing to answer prayer, but still not see much happening?

It's those times when you must hold tight to your faith, pushing away doubts as they try to creep in...and they will try to creep in. When they do, stand firm. Proclaim that you serve a God who answers prayers, a God who is concerned with the affairs of man, a God who invites you to come to Him with every care of your heart.

Remind yourself of the times God has answered prayer in the past. Read and recite the promises that are written in His word. Thank Him in advance for the things that He is already doing that can not be seen with the eye, but are at work in the spiritual realm.

And then wait...patiently, for in due time...when the time is just right, the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet. Until then, let the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Remember, He is a God of peace. Rest in that peace until you see the answer manifest.

He is a God who answers prayer!
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4 comments:

Joy said...

AMEN!!!

Megan Stephens said...

Hi Jan, I came across your blog and love the messages you are sharing. I'm organizing a blog tour for Christian author John Beehner and was wondering if you'd be interested in participating. Please peruse his website at http://askwisecounsel.blogspot.com/ and let me know. Hope to hear from you soon, thanks and God bless!

Debbie said...

There continue to be prayers that I've prayed and prayed and still ...no answer. But as time passes by I do see the hand of the Lord working in the situation. So I learn to be patient as I abide in Him day by day, trusting His perfect timing and ways.

So sorry I've not been by to visit much lately. Working full time has curtailed the many hours I used to spend blog hopping. But I try to continue to read many posts as I can. I'm glad we are also Facebook friends though so I can briefly catch up a bit.

Blessings and love,
Debbie

Jan Christiansen said...

Great to see you again, Debbie! I know what you mean about work taking us away from the computer. I've gone back to work and as you can probably see...haven't posted in quite a while. I also have live-in company for the winter, so I'm getting in lots of family time. We all have seasons in our lives when our focus is diverted to another area. It's just the natural cycle of life.

Praying you have a wonderful weekend.

Jan