Are there days you would like to stay in bed and sleep, shut the blinds, not answer the telephone and wish your problems away? I think if we are honest, we have all had those days. I even had one this morning when the telephone rang at 4:15 AM with a weather message that high winds and large hail were coming. So I’m up, drinking my coffee, and writing this.
Are there days you need encouragement or times your plate is too full and you need help, but you are just too stubborn to admit it or ask for help? I can raise my hand to that one. We have to remember that even on those days we have a best friend, we have a cheerleader, we have a daddy that we can go to and be filled with His promises. He is ALWAYS cheering for us.
I love reading through The Psalms because they are filled with HOPE! We all have valleys in our lives where we need hope. As we read The Psalms we see how David experienced much pain and sorrow just like you and I. Do you take your troubles to the Lord finding sometimes you feel He is not answering? I certainly have, but I know in my heart He has answered them in His way, in His perfect timing – the way He knows what is best for me.
In a book I just finished reading called the 5 Habits of a Woman Who Doesn’t Quit by Nicki Koziarz she talked about faith and Ruth in the Bible. Something that God said to her about mountains not moving was, “Sometimes we want God to move our mountains, but sometimes God says, “Take another lap.” “We want the mountain to move, but maybe the mountains don’t move until the mountains have changed us.”
Nicki talked about how “He is a then God. He’s in the business of stepping in and making things come together.” We were studying about Ruth and how she moved forward in her faith. We must continue no matter what is going on in our lives to move forward in our faith, and trust our cheerleader. By faith, we know from history that Sarah conceived offspring.
My family has taken a lot of laps recently waiting for mountains to be moved. We have prayed for things thinking He has not answered, but I know He has in His way, in His time and His will. He is putting a beautiful puzzle together. I have HOPE even on those days I break down in tears, and even those times when I begin to question. I believe with all my heart and do have faith He is going to move those mountains.
He hears us and even cries with us, and He will give us what we need to carry us through whatever we are facing as we continue to take those laps around those mountains.
I walked in the kitchen for a second cup of coffee. This was right there. A promise from Him if I have faith – if I BELIEVE.
Joining Kate Motaung today on Five-Minute Friday.