Grace morning on this tranquil and tremendous Thursday.
The three most common words heard among people in times of crisis are: "Lord, do something!" It is totally against our nature as human beings to stand still and do nothing when we face perplexing trials. In fact, waiting patiently for God to act is probably the most difficult thing about the Christian walk.
Hardships (from health crises and financial problems to grief and broken relationships) befall every person living in this world.
God’s promises that He is always in control of your life.
He will never leave or forsake you – no matter how you may feel when going through hardships. When you’re going through tough times, base your decisions on biblical truth – which is always reliable – rather than on your emotions.
We constantly give God deadlines and time limits. We cry, "Lord, when are you going to do something about this? How long will you take? If you don't act now, it will be too late!" But God is never too late. He always acts -- and not according to our schedule, but HIS.
Even devoted believers panic when the Lord doesn't move according to their timetable.
“It was at that same time that I commanded Joshua: You saw everything that the Lord your God did to these two kings. That is exactly what the Lord will do to all the kingdoms where you’re going! Don’t be afraid of them because the Lord your God is the one who will be fighting for you.”
Deuteronomy 3:21-22 CEB
God is always searching the earth for a people who will trust him in every crisis, trial and hopeless situation. Indeed, he often leads us into situations that are alarming, critical, difficult, in order to test us. He wants to see if we're willing to stand still and wait for him to bring supernatural deliverance.
Live, love, and laugh your way through this trouble-less Thursday!