As we were traveling back from prayer meeting last night, our situations didn’t miraculously change, nor did the heavens part to reveal the answer to our prayers; but we did see a double rainbow in the sky. It reminded me that God has everything under control and although we may be uncertain about our next steps to take in our journey, the Lord is not at all phased by the turmoil in our lives. You see he knows the beginning from the ending. He has already ordered our steps in his will and we must be obedient and trust him to work out all things for our good.
He has never seen the righteous forsaken, or his seed begging for bread. Don’t misunderstand what I’m saying: I am truly blessed more than I could ever deserve, and I don’t take it for granted, although I admit that sometimes I do get comfortable with my lifestyle and the abundance that the Lord has blessed me with. I may even forget to thank him for the blessings that he has bestowed on me, because I have grown so accustomed to his goodness.
It wasn’t always this way. I remember being in fervent prayer for even the small things that may be considered just your basic needs to others. For me, I knew that without prayer I would never have survived the early years of my life. Now, I wonder if being so abundantly blessed, has caused me take everything I have for granted? Will it always be there? If God chose to remove things from my life would I be able to accept his will?
We need the Lord in every aspect of our lives, especially during this season. I pray that I will always filter every voice that I hear through the Word of God. People have their own opinions about how things in this life should play out, but my life is in the Lord’s hands and because he is my guide, listening to his voice is the only one that can keep me on the path to life and hope. The bible tells us in Psalms 118:24-9,
This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it. 25Save now, I beseech thee, O LORD: O LORD, I beseech thee, send now prosperity. 26Blessed be he that cometh in the name of the LORD: we have blessed you out of the house of the LORD. 27God is the LORD, which hath shewed us light: bind the sacrifice with cords, even unto the horns of the altar. 28Thou art my God, and I will praise thee: thou art my God, I will exalt thee. 29O give thanks unto the LORD; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.
His promises are sure. He never fails and he reminds us every day that we can talk with him and he will listen to our petitions. What are you waiting for? The time to trust God is, now.
In this week’s Lattereign we look at the time, and my question is, What time is it for you?(Click on the link to the newsletter. It will open in a new window.)