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5.1.19 – Pray, hope, wait, trust — and repeat.

The Lord gives us such simple directions, doesn’t He?

Pray, hope, wait, trust — and repeat.

Pray, hope, wait, trust — and repeat.

Keep going…

“My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.” — Psalm 119:50

Lately I’ve been thinking about all of the things many of us have to endure, but if I let myself think too much on those things, my head begins to spin.

Then I realize I am not meant to dwell on all of these things. — I am meant to remain steadfast — with intense focus on my God. I am designed to be “stubborn”, in a good way —  I am to keep pressing forward until I see the Lord’s promises come to pass.

“All our enemies have opened their mouths wide against us. We have suffered terror and pitfalls, ruin and destruction.” Streams of tears flow from my eyes because my people are destroyed. My eyes will flow unceasingly, without relief, until the LORD looks down from heaven and sees. What I see brings grief to my soul because of all the women of my city. Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird. They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me; the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish.I called on your name, LORD, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” You, Lord, took up my case; you redeemed my life. LORD, you have seen the wrong done to me.Uphold my cause! You have seen the depth of their vengeance, all their plots against me. LORD, you have heard their insults, all their plots against me— what my enemies whisper and mutter against me all day long.” — Lamentations 46-62

He sees. He knows. He’s aware of every. single. detail. He understands.
How do we take comfort? How do we give comfort?
Our God says, “Do not fear!” For He Himself will take up our case! He will uphold our cause!

“The faithful love of the Lord never ends!

His mercies never cease.

Great is his faithfulness;

his mercies begin afresh each morning.

I say to myself, “The Lord is my inheritance;

therefore, I will hope in him!”

The Lord is good to those who depend on him,

to those who search for him.” — Lamentations 3:22-25

Lord, I will dwell on Your promises until I see them come to pass. You keep your promises, and I trust You! I say to myself, “You are my inheritance, I will hope in You!

— Heather ?

2 thoughts on “5.1.19 – Pray, hope, wait, trust — and repeat.

  1. Heather, thank you for the godly reminders that He is with us. I am struggling with a serious illness that affects me each day. I feel like I am losing all the things I loved due to this. But I keep trusting that God is working something for my good, and his glory.

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