Life can be tough sometimes, I know- Not from books but experience. O yes, you sometimes feel overwhelmed by the feelings of dissatisfaction with your present state of stagnacy and difficulties you are faced with. You cannot afford to eat what you desire and your account balance is zero. Your health is failing and all the good you ask to be added to your life are not showing their faces. The situation becomes so bad that you sometimes are tempted to feel that God has forgotten about your case. Nothing just seems to be going the way you wished they would. Your life looks totally without form and void of any tangible progress. The only people that seem to be marching forward is everyone but you who has been marking time for months or even years. You sometimes get to a point where you can’t seem to think that anyone could understand the intensity of the pain you feel inside.
Well well well. God understands all you are going through. Yes He does. And He has not forgotten you. Not for a moment. He sees all your pain and is not in anyway sleeping over your case.
It’s just that His thoughts are totally different from ours. His timing is perfect even though we don’t understand it. God is working even now though you don’t know how because you cannot see the manifestation just yet. But He has great plans for your life. And in due season He will fulfil them and you will be like you were dreaming because it will come suddenly. “And it is soon”, He says. The length of time from now to the ‘soon’ I don’t know but He does know.
God is not a man, so he does not lie. He is not human, so he does not change his mind. Has he ever spoken and failed to act? Has he ever promised and not carried it through? (Numbers 23:19 NLT)
God is sending the word of encouragement to you today friends.
Don’t give up. You cannot afford to. Your testimony is closer than you can imagine. It’s just around the corner. God is able to do EVERY bit of what He’s planned. He will fulfil every one of His promise to you.
This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. (Habakkuk 2:3 NLT)
God knows that you can take the heat that’s why He’s allowed it. You cannot afford to disappoint God now by giving up. He believes in you to survive the trials. The expectation of Heaven over you must not be dashed. That will give great pleasure to the devil. And we don’t want that. Right?
The Holy Spirit always takes me to this Scripture when the going gets tough and it helps strengthen my resolve to keep the faith.
If you fall to pieces in a crisis, there wasn’t much to you in the first place. (Proverbs 24:10 MSG)
Like David, encourage yourself in the Lord. And don’t be ashamed to seek encouragement from trusted children of God that God ratifies. Hold on tight to God’s Words. God honours His Words even more than His name so be sure of the integrity of His Words. Munch on the Word more now to gather strength for the rest of the journey ahead of you. With the Lord in your boat you can smile at the storm. That fire will not consume you.
It is well with you.
~ OMOSEBI Mary Omolola