Faith Filled Friday

Good morning, friends. Grab a warm cup of coffee and come sit with me. Thank
you in advance for taking time and joining me for Coffee Hour with Chicklit Power
and Faith Filled Friday with Trench Classes United.
Last week we talked about waiting and trusting Gods timing for a job, finances,
health, or even a relationship to be restored. Today I was reading in my devotion
and it reminded me of how Abraham, Jacob, and Elijah prayed. These men
presented their causes and their strong reasons for them, and they each saw God
work on their behalf.
It made me stop and think am I presenting my cause before the Lord, and I am
laying my heart out? Am I believing with great expectations, no matter how long
the wait? You see, Elijah prayed for rain and he sat at his watch tower with great
expectation that God was bringing the rain, and God did exactly that; He brought
the rain in full force. Sure, it took Elijah seven times of going and checking, but he
didn’t give up; he continued to believe. [1 Kings 18:41-19:8]
Coffee Hour friends, the wait may seem endless and at times we may lose
hope. When you lose hope, present your cause before the Lord again and
remember all that He has done for you and will continue to do for you. His
timing is perfect, and while we think He is slow to answer, remember that

His ways and thoughts are not like ours. Be encouraged; He is making a
way for you and me in our circumstances! [Isaiah 55:8-9]

I know this because I’ve waited a really long time for something. Let me
share how God answered a prayer of mine that I have been praying for
more than five years, and while the prayer hasn’t been completely
answered, God showed me by this act of kindness by this person that He is
making a way. See, there’s someone I’ve always had a hard time with, a
person who has and can bring me great hurt or sorrow at times. I’ve
learned to pray for this person that has caused me hurt or sorrow. I pray
over this person daily, and God has begun to grow my heart to have a
great compassion for this person.
As I have been doing this for many years, I’ve watched God slowly tear
down walls that were built by both of us. Through my faithfulness to God,
He has shown me the areas where my thinking was wrong. I thought I
wasn’t loved or liked by this person, and to my surprise, I was absolutely
wrong!
I Praise God for all the trials and pain that was endured, for it was not in
vain; nothing He does or allows goes wasted. I can now see this love
because I am seeing it through His eyes.

I love knowing that every day I prayed for this person and laid my cause and
case before the Lord, He was listening and working behind the scenes.

Psalm 46:10 Amplified Bible (AMP) reminds us: “Be still and know
(recognize, understand) that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations!
I will be exalted in the earth.”
Be encouraged in the waiting…

Ashley

 

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