Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12)
Sometimes we become so consumed with how big our problems are that we forget how big our God is.
Isaiah 54:17 says: “No weapon formed against you shall prosper”.
No, That doesn’t mean that everything will go your way all the time. It simply means that God will not allow anything to get in the way of the plan that He has for you.
Sadly, and way too often we find ourselves giving up on God when things don’t go according to our plans or turn out the way we want them to turn out.
Whatever you’re praying for, Be Patient. God’s delay is not always His denial.
Maybe there’s some things you need to get in place before God grants your heart’s desires.
For example, If you’re praying for a husband, maybe there’s some things you need to work on within yourself before God can unite you with the man of your dreams.
Maybe you’re praying for a financial breakthrough. God hears you, but sometimes we have to learn to be happy with what we have before God will give us more.
Whatever you’re faced with, please know that God has not given up on you, so please don’t give up on Him!
I had the pleasure of having a conversation with a young lady the other day whom I’ve mentored for the past couple of years and all I can say is “WOW” . She has definitely come a long way!
When I first met her, she was a total wreck! (her words, not mine) She was losing Faith in God and was having a hard time with her Christian walk.
I remember her saying that she wasn’t even sure if there was a God. Like most of us, she was having her share of trials and tribulations. But instead of depending on God for strength, she was ready to give up.
For over a year she and her fiance had been trying to get married, purchase a home, and start a family, but it seemed like every time they made one step, something would push them back two steps!
Well after being with her boyfriend of a little over a year, He decided a month before their wedding day that he just wasn’t “ready”!
During our conversation, She was all smiles as she shared the news that she had just purchased her first home (alone). She said ” I thank God for blocking everything I thought I wanted” .
She went on to say that now it was all very clear to her. Every setback and roadblock had been for her good.
Just think…. If she had things her way/ the way she prayed for them, she would probably be going through a divorce right now, stuck with a house she could no longer afford on her own, and maybe even be a single parent if God had answered her prayers exactly the way she asked.
See God knew what she didn’t know and as hard as it may be, we must accept that sometimes rejection is God’s protection!