(ANON QUESTION RECEIVED ON GodfirstGodalways)
For months, I’ve believed and trusted and hoped that God would make a way for something in my life. Now, there’s only one month left for Him to do it before the window closes. It has been hard to hold onto hope and believe for it but it was easier when I could comfort myself with the amount of time left. Now that it’s getting down to the wire, I’m starting to feel a panic well up inside me. I’m telling myself through this panic that He’ll do it..but a piece of me cries out, what if He doesn’t?
It’s the LORD that makes the way. Your answered prayer may not always be exactly how you expect it to be answered. If there is a will, then there is a way, and God’s will is perfect and so is His way. You can’t disagree with it, you just have to accept it. Also, perhaps it’s not in His time. There are things that He is purposely making you go through so that you may learn to be more persevering and gain more patience about it. If you comfort yourself in your own way it disregards the LORD and it would be very displeasing to Him. Make sure that if you do comfort yourself that it is righteous, and perhaps you’ll be closer to an answered prayer. Whatever it is, He sees your faith and that will be rewarded. Don’t stop praying now. If you’re losing faith in God, it may be the reason why you feel panic is approaching. You need to hang onto the LORD more than ever. Lay it all in His hands, all your doubts, fears, anxiety. He’s the only One who can give you true peace. You are the only one who can control your feelings, but He is also your help. Keep clinging onto Jesus throughout each doubt, surrendering them to Him, because each time you doubt you’re letting Satan get the best of you. Praying for you, dear friend. <3
Psalm 33:4 For the Word of the Lord is right and true; He is faithful in all He does.
Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles, they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Isaiah 41:10 “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; for I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Psalm 125:1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever.
1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God; that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us – whatever we ask – we know that we have what we asked of him.
James 1:6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
By His Grace, Sheela (Via godfirstgodalways)