Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.
“You are my God. My times are in your hands…”
I believe we have to come to the end of ourselves before we truly see God. Have you ever prayed in a time of desperation, but nothing appears to happen? Have you rebuked the devil, and nothing seems to change? Have you had friends and acquaintances pray for you, and still, nothing is different? You confess all of your sins and you strive to make right the wrongs against anyone or anything in your life….. You are exhausted and frustrated, and even fasting doesn’t appear to transform the atmosphere….you feel like throwing in the towel.
Well, friends, even when nothing appears to be happening, something is always happening….we have a God Who is consistent in operating His perfect will on our behalf….even behind the scenes…when we don’t see anything taking place. Faith is knowing that something is happening even when we don’t see it. Our God often allows our problems to become impossibilities, so that He can demonstrate His power.
I received the following message in poetry that clearly defines how I feel when I am in a place of desperation….wanting to believe….wanting to hope….wanting to trust. When we keep our focus on the One Who is in control, even when everything seems out of control, He delivers. His answers or solutions arrive although maybe not in our timing…and possibly not packaged the way we expected.
Ponder the following message…..have you felt this way?
the Wind that IS
When things don’t turn out the way we thought they would
When we are not in the place we hoped we’d be
Or with those we long to be with
There is One who understands
When circumstances are not what we anticipated
Our life is still guided by a purposeful God
When He breathes, clouds move, trees rustle, boats sail
He is the One who clears our way with His Wind
When the Wind is fierce the move is swift and frenzied
When a gentle breeze blows an easy glide is enjoyed
In still waters we may simply bobble along, often feeling forgotten
But the One Who measures velocity, knows our times and our seasons
When things are not what we hoped or prayed for
We must shift our heart into the Wind that IS
We must bend our will into the reality of God’s leading
He is the only One who can see the big picture
After yielding and cooperating and doing our part
We will find ourselves at that next place of
We will also understand both the swiftness and the delays
And the timing and wisdom of the One who carried us there
This represents how I feel at times. I bet you have felt this way too. We must remember that we have a Sovereign God Who is there and understands all of the intricacies of our lives. Remember, that He may not give us exactly what we want when we want it….actually He rarely does. But….He gives us precisely what we need when we need it. So if you think you are facing a dead end……remember the author of life clearly is a credible source for raising the dead.
There are no dead ends in God’s economy!
Nothing is impossible with Him!
Pray for His Perfect Perspective!