… “But the just shall live by faith.”
The tiniest faith moves mountains
so I wait
believing, trusting, praying
with thanksgiving and in thanks-living
I will see
the salvation of my Lord.
©2 Nov. 2019
“Your miracle is on its way. It will happen.”
“Don’t stop believing. God is going to do more than you ask or think.”
“Keep trusting in God. It’s going to happen. I know it will!”
Many people assured me the miracle I was waiting on would happen. I wanted to believe them; yet, at the same time, I was also receiving messages from others telling me it’s in God’s hands and His timing and sometimes what I want to have happen, may not happen when I want it to. I needed to let go of what I wanted so I could just focus on God and let it be in His timing.
AHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!! I was so confused! Which one was it? Who could I believe? What should I believe?
My questions were many, but answers and peace were nowhere in sight.
There was a man, lame from birth, who sat at a gate every single day, waiting to receive gold or silver to be able to eat. He begged for people to help him. Now, I don’t know if anyone helped him or not, but I would assume (it is suggested at this time he is about 40 years old) he was able to eat at least a little every day.
Until one day, Peter and John walked by and he looked up at them expecting some form of help. Presumably for money. But what does Peter say to him? He tells him, he does not have silver or gold but, what he does have, he will give him.
The lame man receives the ability to walk right then and there. After 40 years, this man, who has had to beg and plead to remain alive, is given the miracle of life on his feet. (Acts 3:1-11)
Habakkuk, an Old Testament prophet, was also waiting. He was waiting to see the salvation of the Lord for Israel. It would be a long time before this happened. But, eventually, their miracle would come too.
Right now, we are all waiting. We are waiting for things to go back to “normal”. We’re waiting for our own salvation from this plague covering the earth.
The question is, HOW are we waiting? Are we like Habakkuk, focusing our eyes on Jesus? Have we set ourselves up on the watchtower expecting to see His healing? Are we like the lame man, looking up in expectation of what God can do for us?
The just shall live by faith, yes. Those who are standing, ready to receive the salvation of the Lord are standing in great anticipation of His mighty wonders.
Oh how hard it is to wait on the miracles in life. I don’t know what miracle you are waiting on, but it is so worth the faith-walk when the miracle is delivered to us.
One day we will wake up and realize no one is talking about this virus. Eveyone is back to their “normal” and the news is once again talking about other things. It will almost be like it never happened.
I hope when that day comes, we will do as the lame man, walking and leaping and praising God. Or sing along with Habakkuk in his hymn of faith:
17 Though the fig tree may not blossom,
Nor fruit be on the vines;
Though the labor of the olive may fail,
And the fields yield no food;
Though the flock may be cut off from the fold,
And there be no herd in the stalls—
18 Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will joy in the God of my salvation.
19 The Lord God is my strength;
He will make my feet like deer’s feet,
And He will make me walk on my high hills.
To the Chief Musician. With my stringed instruments.
From My Heart to Yours,
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