Ecclesiastes 3:1 To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. When you offer prayer in panic, you expect God to act based on your feelings and don’t exercise patience in waiting. You expect things to happen immediately. When people visits a ministry where there is deliverance, they often go back dejected if the results are not what they expected. This often lead to doubt on the calling of the servant of God. John 11:5-6 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So, when He heard that he was sick, He stayed two more days in the place where He was.
At the appointed time, there is healing and deliverance. Servants of God can declare breakthrough but few testifies afterwards not that the others did not believe but it was not the appointed time for them. Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.
Fix your eyes on the promises, God will never leave you nor forsake you. He knows your pain and said, the grace is enough to see you through.
To see the level of a Christian, observe their character when facing challenges. 2 Kings 4:25-26 And so she departed, and went to the man of God at Mount Carmel. So it was, when the man of God saw her afar off, that he said to his servant Gehazi, “Look, the Shunammite woman! Please run now to meet her, and say to her, ‘Is it well with you? Is it well with your husband? Is it well with the child?'” And she answered, “It is well.”
When all has been said and done, you’ll see the glory of God. No success in comfort. It’s not that God does not see your situation, in due time, all will be well and you will have a testimony. Matthew 26:39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.”
The people that we admire, if they can share their life experience, the challenges they had to come across, can make us appreciate our simple life.
1 John 2:2 And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.
As you leave on earth, it’s impossible not to fall to sin but Jesus Christ stands in the gap for us. Jesus know our weaknesses and ensures that that which we cannot stand is avoided. Luke 22:31-32 And the Lord said, “Simon, Simon! Indeed, Satan has asked for you, that he may sift you as wheat. But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned to Me, strengthen your brethren.”
Jesus promised that those that God directed to Him, he will not loose them. He intercedes on our behalf. The devil is roaring like a lion, looking for that time when you are weak so he can pounce. 1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.
John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Take out the evil spirit in a person, you’ll see the good in them. Something makes people behave in an unacceptable manner. See God in every person. Leave at peace with everyone. Luke 22:3 Then Satan entered into Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve disciples.
Ecclesiastes 11:4 Farmers who wait for perfect weather never plant. If they watch every cloud, they never harvest.
Proverbs 21:5 Good planning and hard work lead to prosperity, but hasty shortcuts lead to poverty.