I happened upon the blog of a young Christian friend of mine today and what I read inspired me greatly.
A favourite verse in the bible is Psalm 27:14 Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait I say, on the Lord.
I read on my friends blog that when things are hardest and our energy is gone and we're tired and weak and feel that the battle is at it's worst, then we know we're nearest the end.
It's been like that for me over these last few months. I've prayed but don't seem to be seeing the answer to any of my prayers. I have felt some days that I am in the midst of the battle and that it will never end but reading this today has spurred me on. Spurred me on to be steadfast in my prayer for the situation my family is going through. You see my friend went on to say that when we feel there's nothing left of us to give, there is because inside us dwells the fulness of Christ and that he gives us the strength to keep going.
In all that's happened, I have forgotten the one thing I often tell others to do. 'Wait on the Lord, be of good courage and he shall strengthen thine heart, wait I say on the Lord'. How could I forget to wait on Him, forget that in me all the fulness of Christ dwells. He is my strength, when I am weak, he is strong, when there seems to be no hope, he is my hope. When I am in the midst of the battle he is right there with me. In Him, I can do all things and that means not giving up. My friend said she was waiting on God and I am waiting too. I am waiting to see how he answers my prayer, I am waiting to see how he brings about the desire of my heart as I delight myself in him.
I have so many people that are praying with me that are praying Matthew 18:19 with me
Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven
We don't much like the trials that come our way but as my friend said, if we don't have them how can we ever start to be purified into His likeness. My God is an awesome God, he has not once left me alone to face the trials, not once has he left me to go into the battle alone and I know without a shadow of a doubt that he will bring to pass all that is right, as I wait on Him.
He cares about each little detail in what's going on around me and I will quite simply WAIT ON HIM.