Posted by: judyhitson | June 18, 2019

Waiting in Remembrance

Waiting in Remembrance
by Brenda D. Flowers

Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.

 I will say to the north, “Give them up!” and to the south, “Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—

everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Lead out those who have eyes but are blind, who have ears but are deaf.

All the nations gather together and the peoples assemble. Which of them foretold this and proclaimed to us the former things? Let them bring in their witnesses to prove they were right, so that others may hear and say, “It is true.”

“You are my witnesses,” declares the LORD,  . . . (Isaiah 43: 5-10a, NIV)

Are you waiting for answers to prayer?
Do you long for circumstances in your life to change, but nothing seems to be changing?

It is in these difficult times that we learn some of our Heavenly Father’s most tender lessons. As His children, He wants us to stand strong against the storms of life, turning to Him as our source of strength.

He asks each of us through Jesus’ words, “Where is your faith?” (Luke 8:25a)

Faith grows as we remember what God has promised and the fulfillment of His promises.

Throughout the Bible, God allowed trying times of waiting in the lives of faithful men and women. Consider Abraham, Gideon, Rahab the harlot, Joseph, Peter, John, and Paul.

Be encouraged by remembering their life stories and testimonies of other faithful ones

in your times of waiting through dire circumstances.

As Christians, let us share our personal testimonies and take opportunities to testify to the truth of God’s Word. This helps us remember God never leaves us. He desires an intimate love relationship with us.

What a blessing! God is with us in the waiting. Remember His words of comfort, His personal words of promise, and His answers to past prayers. As we depend upon God in waiting, we learn of Him more deeply and intimately.

It is often during hard times that we reach out to God the most. He wants us to know that He is with us even in the waiting times of our lives.

Godly fruit takes time to grow. Maturing takes time.

Rest in remembering that we are chosen for such a time as this. There is purpose in waiting. Remember . . . It took time for the disciples to cross over to the other side of the lake. What lessons can we learn as they went through the storm? (Luke 8)

Prayer:  Lord, when we are in times of waiting or facing difficult circumstances, help us remember what You have taught us in Your word and through testimonies of men and women of faith. Help us draw close to You and trust You to empower us to do what You call us to do even in challenging times. Thank you for Your love and faithfulness. In Jesus name we pray and to You we give glory, honor, and praise. Amen

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