In an age where we’ve become so used to instant gratification, the art and discipline of perseverance has become lost to us…and we’ve suffered because of it. New Year’s resolutions are a perfect example of how we’ll make promises to ourselves the first days of January only to completely forget about them by March.
It happens to us spiritually as well. We’re so easily discouraged when God doesn’t immediately answer our prayers or we don’t have a quick reaction to something we hear or read in the Bible.
Yes, He’s perfectly capable to do it. He could have made Sarah pregnant soon after He gave Abraham the promise, but instead made him wait 15 years before Isaac was born. There are so many of us waiting for family to come to Christ, for healing and prosperity, for love. But it’s in the waiting that we can either grow closer to God or move further away. It’s not easy but God wants to build perseverance in His people; so that in tough times we won’t break or turn away from Him. Instead, we’ll continue to stand on the promises of God and the goodness of His character. Just because God may be silent does not mean He’s not moving. If you find yourself growing weary, let these words encourage you:
Jesus tells us that our Father will give us good things when we ask so keep on, dear hearts!
Have you made any promises/resolutions to yourself this year?
How will persevere and keep on knocking when times get tough?
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