Thursday, May 19, 2011

His Faithfulness

Lamentations 3 verses 22-26
Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him. The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;
it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Waiting. One of the hardest disciplines of the Christian walk. Divine delays. Times when God chooses to ask us to trust His plan so that He may ultimately bless us more than we can ever imagine. But still when we are praying for something that is our heart's desire, we want it to happen as soon as we say Amen. We know that God is able to do anything and at anytime He chooses. Yet we wait on Him.

The scripture in Lamentations says that because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed. His compassions never fail. Through the waiting we learn to depend upon the compassions of the Lord. We learn to let Him love us and provide for us all that we need. Physically, emotionally, spiritually. As we learn to be strong and trust in Him, our faith begins to grow. He is faithful to complete the work that He has begun in us. But we must wait. And work.

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