If you are anything like me, we tend to get impatient. I sometimes get road rage. Then there are those times that I wonder why God hasn’t answered the prayer that I prayed.
If we are exercising our faith properly, patience is a natural by-product. Those two things, FAITH + PATIENCE = TRUST.
Remember the life of Job? Remember all that happened to him, all that he went through, and all that he lost? He was true to God through the whole process, never wavering. His trust in God Almighty was incredible.
Sometimes God brings us through the fire to make us who we are truly meant to be, and in the end, Job ended up being blessed even more!
Did Job see everything that was in store for him on the other side of His troubles? I doubt it, but the simple fact is that his faith stood the test when the devil was permitted by God to throw everything at him. Don’t ever forget that only God can allow this trial you are going through. He is in control.
Romans 5:1-2 (The Message),
By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all:
We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise.
Our faith and patience, which are two sides of the same coin, allow us to be what God has always wanted us to be . I will say that I rarely consider, while at the very epicenter of my troubles, that God is doing it so that my faith grows enough so that He can set me right with Him, make me fit for His use.
God always has a higher purpose, so find a way to rejoice in the middle of this situation, because God is working FOR YOU!
Pray: Holy Spirit, I ask You to shatter my doubts, insecurities, and fears. Show me how to walk by faith and not by sight. Help me trust You completely in every situation. In Jesus’ name, Amen.