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“And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You.”
(Psalm 9:10)

We pray, we groan, we cry to the only one who can act for us, but no matter where we turn, just like Job.
we see Him anywhere around us

“Oh that I knew where I might find Him! that I might come even to His seat! Look, I go forward, but He is not there, and backward, but I cannot perceive Him; when He works on the left hand, I cannot behold Him, when He turns to the right hand, I cannot see Him.”
(Job 23:3, 8–9).

There are times when God seems silent, face it, we all struggle with questions like, “How long, Lord, will you ask me to wait? Why me? Why this? Why now? and as we press God for an answer, we try to remind ourselves that we belong to the God “who acts for those who wait for Him” (Isaiah 64:4).

But there are moments when we feel like Jacob and we wrestle with it. Wouldn’t a good God lift this oppressive burden? Why doesn’t He? When will He?

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out that there is more to the picture about this Corona virus season we’re all navigating 🧭 through and I’m reminded time and again that God didn’t promise me that my life would be void of problems, of waiting in times we’re just being asked to trust Him.

“When you walk through the 💧 waters I will be with you, when you pass through the waters, they will not sweep over you, I have loved you with an everlasting ❤️, and I always will, I will never leave you, I hold you in Hand , when you walk through the 🔥 fire, it will not overtake you ,no weapon formed against you, shall ever prosper, I have loved you with an everlasting love ❤️, and I always will, I will never leave you, I hold you in My hand, no longer fear, I am with you! No longer fear, I have called you, by your name”
(Lyrics by Joe Sabolick)
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One thing I have been learning in this time out during this pandemic in addition to trusting God in it is being What is patience?
Patience kind of looks like perseverance.

James encourages us to quietly persevere like a farmer waiting for his crops to grow (James 5:7–11).

In Romans 12:12 Paul tells us to “be patient in tribulation” and calling us to bear up without complaint or anger in the midst of painful circumstances, reminding us that patience is one outworking of the Spirit’s ever-increasing life within us and…… proof that we belong to Christ Jesus (Galatians 5:22–24).

In other words, patience could be described as loving God through a contented heart, building composure that helps us pause long enough to ask ourselves, “What is it God that You are asking me to see and understand in this situation?”

Why am I so restless? Why isn’t God enough for me here?”

I’ve been finding that this exercise in patience s taking me deeper into the heart of God., creating a sense of expectancy for tomorrow because of God’s goodness, which He has “stored up for those who fear Him.”
(Psalm 31:19).

Paul tells us that it is the ‘might of His glory that strengthens us with all power, for all endurance and patience with joy”
(Colossians 1:11).

So maybe I don’t have a clue what is going on in these times, one thing I know without doubt is:

‘I am not what I make; I am who You have made me to be…
I am not what I’ve done; I am loved unconditionally…
I am not loved by the measure of love that I bring…
I am not who I know; I am known by the King of all Kings.

Jesus, you are enough
Jesus, you are enough for me
With nothing; I still have everything
Jesus, you are enough for me

You are maker made visible; holding the world in your hands
You are patient and merciful; giver of grace without end
Satisfied simply by being who you’ve always been
You are infinite love and you prove it again and again
Jesus, you are enough
Jesus, you are enough for me.”
(Elias Dummer)

I believe wholeheartedly that these times are not burdens, but opportunities God gives us that we may garner all the goodness of Himself back into our hearts ♥️, that we might be a good, bright, clear light 💡 and reflection onto a dark, weary and lost world 🌎 .

I believe we are being called individually before God as a good Father so desires to have his sons and daughters come before him that he would be able to pour out a blessing upon us. What we do, whether we respond quietly before Him will determine the outcome of what we take away from these times.

“See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is, and do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord, giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, submitting to one another in the fear of God.”
(Ephesians 5:15-21)

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