I totally get it. You have been praying about this circumstance for years with seemingly no resolution in sight. No matter how discouraged we sometimes get, and impatient, let’s not forget that the Lord hasn’t forgotten us. If we could only see what the Lord sees, we would know that he has angels encamped about us who are fighting off the enemies on our behalf.
“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord: Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled:” (Hebrews 12:14-15).
“Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, the Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. Remember them which have the rule over you, who have spoken unto you the word of God: whose faith follow, considering the end of their conversation. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever” (Hebrews 13:5-8).
We have forgotten how to be content. Our affluence has caused us not to look to the Lord to supply our every need. We don’t need anything! If we do, it is easily attained with a swipe of a credit card. Unfortunately, this is the attitude of many people in our great country today. Society makes it harder to be satisfied with the basic necessities of life, and sometimes, we become bound by the very things that are considered modern conveniences that will free up our time.
Hebrews tells us to “Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise, For yet a little while, and he that shall come will come, and will not tarry” (Hebrews 10:35-37). We have spent the last few years patiently waiting for the promise. When we all work together towards a common goal there is nothing that we can’t accomplish. If we’re in the middle of God’s will, we can have faith in God to work out all of the details in his own time and way. Do you believe that he wants peace for us? He desires to give us an expected end, hope and a future, but are we willing to step out in faith and believe God?
This week’s Lattereign shares some thoughts about giving. Ever Faithful to Give