You've prayed (many times) yet the answer has not come. You're weary, sick, alone and feel as if God has forgotten you. You've read, believed and stood on God's promises. You feel your faith wavering, your hope fading, your trust crumbling. You are holding on frantically, but losing your grip. You know God loves you, wants the best for you and is able to rescue you, yet He has not yet stepped in and you wonder why. What purpose could there be to this waiting?
Dear friend, you are not alone. Many believers across the land are waiting. They, too are discouraged, confused and desperate to see God's hand move.
Of course you would, and in the process, your own strength would be renewed, your own spirit lifted and your own hope refreshed.
You may not be standing in the midst of that waiting throng, but you know they are out there and you can still do the one thing that would be most helpful and loving. You can pray for them. Pray all the things that you would say if you were with them, and in the process, you will be strengthened, for God honors love.
So, as you wait, pray, and as you wait, take a look around you. There are people who are waiting on the Lord, struggling to maintain hope, feeling all alone. They may be the people closest to you. Don't let them stand alone. Reach out and offer friendship, understanding, encouragement and most of all, love and together praise God while you are waiting, knowing that He is faithful and will reward those who endure with patience and trust on His perfect timing and His perfect answer.
"Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you." Psalm 33:20-22
Are you in that waiting place? Discouraged and feeling alone? I would love to pray for you. Please leave a comment below and know that you are not alone. I'm here with you.
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Thank you Jan! Thank you Lord God for giving this woman the gift of encouragement!! We love You Lord!!!
Thanks for dropping by, Joy and for your own sweet words of encouragement.
I agree with you* I relate to this post* I'm continually facing trials but I tell you the Truth, my Faith only increases in Jesus* He does everything He says He’ll do. Please take my word this is True*† God Bless you Jan & Joy!
Thank you for stopping by, Brenda and for taking the time to leave a comment. Trusting God in the waiting period is sometimes hard, but at the same time it can be one of the most rewarding periods of spiritual growth and just getting to know the Father. You're right - He will do everything He said He will do! Bless you, Brenda
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