“Those who wait on the Lord will find new strength. They will fly high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31)
Sometimes, when God does not answer our prayers, it is not in His timing, or we are not ready or at a place to receive, or He is saying ‘No’ to our request.
We must come to the blessed place found in resting in our knowledge that God is always working behind the scenes in each moment and it is He who sees the entire picture. Our God is not limited as He knows all the circumstances, persons and situations we are experiencing.
God’s plan and intentions will go forth in our lives and in the lives of those we are interceding for, as we learn the art of abiding in the Christ Spirit as our source for all we require to walk this faith life.
Remaining Faithful to Him during the waiting times, builds our spiritual character as He continues to do the radical changes that become necessary within our human hearts.
We learn what it means to walk by Faith in those seasons found in the unfamiliar, the uncertainties, the unknown, learning to surrender to Him a bit deeper.
When we do not know the way, we must rely on following the truths in scriptures; those pearls of great treasure that are embedded into our souls, to help guide us.
These biblical truths will be our guiding light, as we learn new avenues in letting go of flesh, allowing the Christ Spirit to enter into our wondering, hurts and wounds.
“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.” Psalm 199:105
Our thoughts and souls cling nearer to our Lord, seeking His wisdom and discernment to give us direction during tough ordeals, when we are at a loss in finding our way in this world.
When our way is clouded, obscured and we do not have solutions it is God’s word, who is the living Christ within us, who becomes our salvation in the moment.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.” (James 1:5)
The Holy Spirit will bring to our remembrance words that will encourage us when walking in the unseen realm, where often, results are not visible.
This is where practical application of Faith and Trust in God, come in when we realize the depth of our need in digging into His Word, drawing closer to Him and receiving His breath to shine light in our limited understanding.
“Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.”(Hebrews 11: 1)
Our Trust in God’s Spirit of ability to get us through tough times, develops and grows and as we look back through our journey remembering the mountains God has moved in our lives.
We gain perspective recalling those times in our past, we walked in intense difficulties known in the valleys, where we become mindful that it was His ability who lifted us, giving us strength to whether the situations or circumstances we found ourselves having to endure.
These remembrances are monuments we have built as a tribute to His work in our lives.
It is through those times of suffering, we have learned to fully trust in God’s promises, to give full provision, providing guidance and direction.
We have learned to become encouraged in continuing to move forward, one step at a time, one moment at a time, one day at a time, grabbing hold of God’s grace.
Remembering those things He has accomplished for us, in our past and writing these down for aid in helping us to walk in the tough times, helps us in knowing it is God who remains Faithful and true to His own character, never-changing.
So, He will remain true to all He has offered to us, never leaving nor forsaking us and we can know in our Hearts it is He who has promised to never leave nor forsake us.
“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6
During each season of difficulty in our lives, during the times of waiting on Him, in those times of questioned wondering, it is He who draws us deeper into Him, as we come nearer to Him.
It is His Grace that becomes the ground upon where we place our feet. It is His Fatherly love, whose embrace calls us to, “Be still and know that I am God” (Psalm 46:10)
As we develop spiritual habits in practicing a disciplined faith life, we learn this process is a life long journey, in allowing God to exchange our fleshly wasy for His Spiritual ways, tranforming our inner womanhood nearer to character traits of Christ.
It is in the midst of hardships we discover walking in this unseen realm of faith, where the Spirit of God rises within us, sustaining us with His empowerment.
“I will remember the works of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.” (Psalm 77:11)
We learn, this faith walk is not about us as all. We have an understanding this life of Faith is All about Christ living in and through us to bring Glory to our Father in Heaven.
No matter my struggles and regardless of my suffering, it is only when I have learned this art of surrendering to the One whose grace is continually available and accessible, taking hold of all He has provided in Scriptures, where my walk becomes one of faith.
Let us be mindful to walk in God’s Truth, regardless of what we are experiencing. It is in this way our most high God, will fulfill those intentions He has chosen to bring to completion in and through our service.
It is then our God will be who manifests His fruits and gifts in and through our absolute surrender to His ways, even in the midst of the pained sorrows we experience as humans in our earthly vessels.