“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, with all the players, and His plan and intentions will go forth in our lives and in the lives of those we are interceding for, as we abide in the The Christ Spirit.
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 and brokenness.
“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 do not know the answers, when we do not have solutions, when we are at a loss of what to do.
“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 come in when we realize the depth of our need in digging into His Word, drawing closer to Him and following His breath upon our limited humanness.
“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, and the valleys we have walked in, these memories can be of great help in causing us to be mindful of His ability to get us through any situation or circumstance we find ourselves in.
These remembrances are monuments we have built as a tribute to His work in our lives. We know our hearts can fully Trust in Him to give full provision, providing guidance and direction, as He encourages us to continue moving forward, one step at a time.
Remembering those things He has done in our past and writing these down for aid to walk in the tough times, helps us in Knowing God remains Faithful and true to 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 and it is His Grace that becomes the ground upon where we place our feet.
As we develop spiritual habits in living a disciplined life in Faith, we learn this process is a life long journey in becoming more like the character of Christ in our inner woman, and we come to the place of knowing He is our true model of servant-hood, where we lie down our own desires and rest in His desires in becoming God Hearts in this world.
“I will remember the works of the LORD; Surely I will remember Your wonders of old.” (Psalm 77:11)
We learn it is not about us as all, we come to an understanding this life of Faith is All about Christ living in and through us to bring Glory to our Father in Heaven.
Let us be mindful to walk in this Truth so we can fulfill those intentions He has chosen to bring to completion in and through us as He manifests Himself in and through our hearts of surrender.