I was reminded of this scripture:
(Proverbs 13:12) 12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
But when the desire comes, it is a tree of life.
We can wait and wait, and expect things to change or to occur in our life, but yet have to endure the work of patience. As we endure the work of patience we tend to grow weary because what we expect to happen has not happened. We lose hope, we lose faith, and we begin to doubt and give up on what could and would be.
Yet, we must also remember (Galatians 6:9)9 And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Trust in the Lord and know that He does not forsake those who love Him. Hang on to Him, His Word, and know that He is true. Hold on. He will always come through for you. Trust and believe. He will make all things new! Just keep on honoring Him.
God has been too good to me. He woke me up several times this morning (because I like to snooze), but the final time that he woke me up I was dreaming and in my dream I felt like something was blowing their breathe in my face and l heard it as well! It started to get warm and I felt like something, a hand, was resting on my head. It woke me up and I could still feel the warmt of the air on my forehead, hear it blowing, and the light pressure of like a hand resting on my head. I turned over and was like God woke me up with His breathe. LOL Then I began to get ready for church and had music playing. The song that was playing on the tv station was “God has smiled on me” by Mary Mary. Then I finish getting ready and finally get to church. At church during tithes and offering the choir sung the same exact song,”God has smiled on me”. Then after that the sermon began and as I was sitting, listening to the sermon I heard the Pastor say “Sister Ashlee”. I didn’t think much of it because I knew there was someone on staff that worked in the church named Ashley. Then as the Pastor continued on his message seemed to fit with all the things that I’ve been experiencing lately and again he said “God’s going to open the gates, Sister Ashlee”. Thats when I realized that the Pastor wasn’t speaking to the staff member as to get confirmation, but the Holy Spirit was speaking through him telling ME, SPEAKING TO ME don’t limit what God can do. Trust in Him and allow Him to use me. Wow! God is amazing. I realize that though I know He is amazing I don’t give Him the full credit that He is a God of His word. I just have to trust Him more and BELIEVE that He will do as He says. Change of heart should also mean change of attitude. God has brought me through so much and He will continue to do so.
With new beginings we become filled with fear because we don’t know what to expect. We start thinking of what could happen and even allow past experiences to hinder us, but in order for us to trust and allow God to work in our lives for the better we must get over our fear and put our faith, hope and trust in God. I for one am experiencing this and have fear in my heart, but I’m ready to let go of this fear and continue to trust in God that He will see me through.
(1 John 4:18) 18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Having perfect peace is to be grounded in the Lord and His love. You have no worries and all your trust, faith, and hope is in Him. You know that God will provide for you no matter what the circumstances.
(Isaiah 26: 2-4) 2 Open the gates,
That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in.
3 You will keep him in perfect peace,
Whose mind is stayed on You,
Because he trusts in You.
4 Trust in the Lord forever,
For in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength.
I’m really feeling this song. I guess its a love song, but I think about our Father when I sing it.