Saturday, June 22, 2013

Looking Up When Life is Looking Down

I've been reading this little book by Beth Moore,
again lately and it has been very encouraging.
Beth Moore says things so well!
This morning I read this section on waiting, and it
was so applicable to my life now.  So just in case
any of the rest of you are waiting, here's some encouragement.

"And you must never fear that God is not at work while you wait.  He's doing what no one else can.  Get a load of Isaiah 64:4:
Since the beginning of the world
Men have not heard nor perceived by the ear,
Nor has the eye seen any God besides You,
Who acts for the one who waits for Him.
If your eyes could only see how God is moving all those chess pieces around the board for maximum impact, it would blow your mind.  He's up to something big that doesn't only affect you.  He's also after those around you.  Furthermore, He's not just interested in impacting the present.  He is the One 'who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty' (Revelation 1:8).  Within every 'is', God is mindful of what 'was' and what 'is to come,' and He intends to show Himself mighty in all of the above.  One thing is certain: you can't accuse God of being shortsighted.
While you wait for God to work and to manifest your sure deliverance, wrap yourself around Him as tightly as you possibly can.  Ask Him to make you more God-aware than you have ever been in your life.  Bind yourself to Him with everything you've got so that you will ultimately--inevitably--go anywhere He does.  Hang on for dear life and never let go.  No matter how long it takes, He'll never run out of breath or stop to soak His aching feet.  Pin yourself so close to Him that you can almost hear Him whisper.  His words will live in you and you will live in Him.  God does not make His home in a pit.  Bound to His holy robe, neither will you."
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:31

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