Saturday, July 25, 2015

Encouragement for the Waiting: A Time for Proving




Proving: (v.) to demonstrate the truth or existence of something by evidence.

 

·         Proving involves Soul-searching.



Psa 26:2  Examine me, O LORD, and prove me; try my reins and my heart.



Psa 139:23  Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:



Psa 139:24  And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.



Waiting is a time for God to show us evidence about ourselves, our sin, and our commitment to Him. While you wait, God is testing you, proving your faithfulness to him.



Also, waiting is a time for us to prove to the world God is true to His word. Others are watching you. Maybe we should rethink those times of waiting we hate so much and consider them as witnessing opportunities, places in our life to show that God is Who He says He is. That He is enough.




One thing we often find when we’re searching our hearts is fear.



Maybe fear of the unknown and what may happen.

Fear of not living, thinking waiting on God may cause you to miss out.

Fear of living and taking the next step by faith when God says move.



Fear is the opposite of trust. The devil tries to fight our faith with fear. But the Bible says in I John 4:18 perfect love casts out fear—let God who IS LOVE prove Himself to you during your time of waiting. When Jesus is the Lover of your soul, you don’t have to fear what He will bring into your life.



I’ll show my ignorance by admitting I’m not sure who Mary Oliver is, but I like her quote I randomly found on Pinterest:


 



God is not late. He has not lost touch. He’s not limited. He will fill you in your time of waiting.

1 comment:

englishmysteriesblog said...

Beautiful post Natalie. :)