It’s Not Frustration, It’s Faith

I know I’m not the only one who has prayed, been faithful, devoted, gone to church, read the Bible, hoped, expected, witnessed, petitioned God, and waited…and waited…and waited. At times, you wonder if anything is being done in the heavenly realms. It can get to a point of utter frustration when you see others being blessed, and you prayed for them, but wonder why isn’t mine happening. Been there. Done that. Got the T-shirt.

We know the Bible teaches that our ways and our thoughts don’t even compare to God’s time table. One thousand years on earth is like a day in heaven. We could have prayed years ago and have God move instantly, but his instant may not show up for awhile (but its in motion). And if it is in motion, that means it can be deterred by things we do to mess it up. That is why we should stay focused on God, put him first, so that no deviations and distractions can occur. Of course, you will have the inevitable occurrence of things, but a delay is not a denial.

What I think is cool is that if my prayers for others are being answered and I’m able to see them being blessed, how much more will God do for me? I’ve been taught that the size of a foundation is proportional to the blessing it must support. If you look at the foundation of a skyscraper, its foundation is large and deep in order to support the structure above it. If that’s the case, it makes you look at your situation with new eyes, and a new encouragement to continue.

Thinking, speaking, and believing the Word and what you say are more important and more potent that people think. Think negative, you’ll speak it. Speak negativity, and you’ll believe. Believe it, and it’s over. You now have given the enemy a foothold into your world. Actually, it started with the thinking part. But Satan doesn’t just take the little that you give him, he’ll fight for as much as he can take. And he doesn’t play fair…ever.

Through all this, it’s good to know that God is sovereign. With Jesus on your side, why should you worry? If he is for you, who can be against you? The gates of hell shall not prevail. The Bible was not written in the hopes of collecting dust as a decoration on a coffee table, but to be read, studied, understood, and applied.

Don’t give up hope, no matter what it looks like around you. When the ground crumbles and falls away, when things that you thought were strong and would never falter begin to fade and weaken, Jesus is still standing strong, unwavering, unfaltering. When you are at your worst, at your weakest, Jesus is at his best.

Published in: on May 20, 2010 at 8:03 PM  Comments (2)  
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