What happens to us is merely up to us. We can allow the enemy to destroy hope with doubt, fear and regret or we can remain faithful in the promises that God gave us. God may not deliver His promise the same way as He had done it before but he will keep His promise and deliver. I am struggling with being in the waiting right now but I am choosing to have faith over doubt, who is with me?!?!
“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in obedience to him, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to observe the LORD’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good? To the LORD your God belong the heavens, even the highest heavens, the earth and everything in it. Yet the LORD set his affection on your ancestors and loved them, and he chose you, their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today. Circumcise your hearts, therefore, and do not be stiff-necked any longer.”
Deuteronomy 10:12-16 NIV
In Exodus 24, God told Moses to go to the mountain where God would talk to him. Moses didn’t know how long it would be before God would talk to him but Moses believed and waited until it happened. For Moses, the first step was to go (be obedient) and the second step was for him to wait (be obedient). Being obedient will destroy doubt no matter how intense or unsettling your situation may be.
What happens in between?
The glory of the Lord was on Moses to the point where everyone could see it.
Moses remained in that glory for six days before the Lord spoke to him. I wonder what was going through his mind during the time he waited for the Lord to show up. Maybe he got anxious or inpatient at times but since the presence of the Lord was so strong (to the point where others saw the cloud of glory), I think that Moses had been in a still place of waiting in his heart where God filled Moses with His with Love. After I am in the presence of God, my heart is much more vital to receiving the difficult circumstances from God because of the Love I feel from God. Knowing this love, I can do tackle anything!
Presence of the Lord while you wait
Moses needed to have his heart right for the task ahead. I think that if there wasn’t the presence of God, then the wait would have been unbearable and the task ahead would have been unachievable.
As humans, we allow ourselves to get caught up with our emotions but the presence of God reveals and deposits the character of God into our own hearts. Thats why its so important to remain in the presence of God. Maybe we need to be in the waiting and in in the presence of God to melt off the stubbornness of our hearts.
What WAITING produces
4 And patience produces character, and character produces hope. 5 And this hope will never disappoint us, because God has poured out his love to fill our hearts. He gave us his love through the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to us. Romans 5:4-5
When doubt creeps in
You may be asking yourself: did I really hear from God? Or saying “I am waiting but it’s just been too long”, slowly allowing fear and doubt to creep in.
So how do you remain faithful when you're loosing hope?
I will tell you that you have every reason to be upset, but I am asking you to have faith over doubt.
I have every right to be upset about my current situation, our home not even getting one offer, but I CHOOSE to stay faithful to what God promised me. I know that If I remain obedient, He will meet ALL of my needs. Even when I am in the waiting, eve when I can't see hope, I CHOOSE to see the hand of God even when it may not look like what I had imagined or hoped for it be like.
I encourage you to choose faith over doubt and enjoy the cloud (covering) of protection while you wait. Now that is a cool promise!!!!!!!! and knowing that even while you wait, the Lord wants to be with you in your time of waiting. He cares for you, he wants your WHOLE heart to Himself. Will you give Him your heart while you wait?
If you have given your heart to God or need help making this step, please contact me, I would love to help you make that happen. While all this time you though you were waiting on Him, He has been waiting on you. I proclaim no more doubt or fear, only faith for you my friend, in Jesus Name.
Waiting produces the character of Christ!!!