Often, I find that I am one of the most impatient women I know. I tend to be high energy and want things done right now and in a minute is too late. “Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” But who is to say, when “tomorrow” is?
What are you made of?
I know that we can all recall a time that we have been in situations that are not very desirable to us. It is times like these when we find out just what we are made of and just how mighty our God is. Typically, our first response to undesirable situations is to moan, groan, and complain about how this is just not where we saw ourselves. These are also the times when our faith seems a bit shallow. We jump to questioning our situations and wonder why God has us dealing with situations that make us so uncomfortable. Isn’t God supposed to be our “Good, Good Father?” What is “good” about situations that make us question our faith and how deep it really is?
Finding myself in an undesirable situation does have one positive aspect. I find myself fervently praying for God to pull me out of my current situation. I am constantly asking God to heal the brokenness and patch up the holes that I feel deep in my soul and when I feel like the answer to my prayer is no answer at all, or that my “tomorrow” does not align with His, I question my faith. I question just what my faith is made of.
2 Corinthians 13:5 “Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Or do you not realize this about yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you?—unless indeed you fail to meet the test!”
So, as I am examining my faith and waiting for God to provide an answer, I am reminded of Jesus telling the disciples “Have faith in God” Mark 11:22. Let your faith be bigger than your fear. Let your mighty God be bigger than your enemy. I know it is hard to praise God in the storm and all of this is easier said than done, but regardless of the undesirable situation, you are in, trust that God is preparing a promotion for you.
When our fear overpowers our faith, we tend to find ourselves feeling hopeless, sad, and even alone. And what do we do when fear creeps in? We seek God to soothe our minds.
James 1:6 says “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.”
We must submit our prayers to God wholeheartedly. We need to have the faith that God is GOING to work things out for the good of us not just HOPING He will. Believe and not doubt the power of God.
Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and certain of what we do not see”.
Be confident in your faith and trust that God is certain of the things we need, although we cannot see.
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