Thursday, September 12, 2013

~ "Patience..."

Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. For ye have need of patience, that, after ye have done the will of God, ye might receive the promise. (Heb 10:35-36)

Did you ever have one of those mornings where you know what you want to say but can't seem to put the words together?  That's me this morning.

There is so much packed into these two verses that I don't even know where to begin.  

In our troubled times, our gut reaction is to run and hide.  We are scared, afraid, often traumatized.  Our faith is what makes us who we are!  Our faith in Jesus, in God, will sustain us!  Our faith is often what sees us through (for me, anyway).  Faith is resting on the promise!  It means resting on what Jesus has done for us, but it also means trusting in Him for what He has yet to do for us - and can do and will do if we continue to walk in faith.

Knowing there is a plan for each and every event in our lives can be overwhelming.  We know that sometimes there are hard roads and sometimes paved roads.  There are obstacles and there are pot holes.  There is rain and there is snow.  There are hurricanes and tornadoes.  Yet, in all of that, there is the Son whose brilliance shines down on us to warm us and the rainbow to remind us that God keeps His promises to His people.

Patience is key here - for all things happen in God's time.  Wait - He's not quite finished with you yet!