Hope Deferred

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I feel like I’ve been waiting for certain things I truly believe are to come to pass in my life for quite sometime now. I’ve seen them and God has shown me my appointed end. Matters relative to family, health, ministry, finances and beyond. Confirmation my spirit has experienced, but as days turn into weeks, weeks into months and months into years, my human heart sometimes grows absolutely sick! 

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This eager side of my anatomy can often times magnify those voices I have fought fervently to keep silent! I have a goal to be successful in the things of God but they have an agenda to the contrary. This alone assures me that as a Believer, Spiritual Warfare is very much alive and REAL!

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Proverbs 13:12 says “Hope deferred makes the heart sick but a promise fulfilled is a tree of life.”

This passage serves further confirmation that as humans we will feel a level of edginess in the waiting on the things of God. This is all because we live in flesh that constantly battles matters of the spirit. Just like in a game of tug-of-war, believers are faced with the challenge daily to remain as the encouraging overcomes that we truly are.

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This holds especially true when we feel we have done our part, everything humanly possible to get that dream in motion. We get side tracked by the lack of tangible resources, supporters, connections and the prolonged end result. This is when the enemy can get busy with his lies that our hope shall never be.

But the God we serve never ever fails! For the hasty heart, these reminders are relevant throughout our wait. It’s easy to say but sometimes challenging to do consistently. Our Savior is certainly hard at work in that spiritual realm not visible by our natural eye. The details are tight, specific and will make their presence in His appointed time. The total revelation WILL blow you away! Profection just can’t be rushed!

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So what should a faint impatient heart do in between time; in the meantime? Well we need to hold fastto our greatest hope which is in Christ Jesus! There is none other and no other way! Should we choose another route we could go completely insane staring out the window, looking at the clock and flipping through the calendar. 

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It’s coming!! Stay in Faith, be grateful and thankful that you are called for such a time as this.

If you are still struggling to remain hopeful, prayerfully this post made you smile and laugh. It did for me!πŸ˜‚

God you got this right? I’m chillin!

14 thoughts on “Hope Deferred”

  1. It’s been a couple of years and I’m still waiting for the Lord to open that door. Thanks for this. Whenever I feel like pulling my hair out a verse of scripture comes to mind: Ephesians 6:13 “…having done all, to stand”. My girlfriend says, you tie another knot in the rope and hang on a little longer. Thanks again.

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    1. Me as well so we are in the same boat! Either we do as the scripture you mentioned suggests (Stand) or let the enemy take over. Nah, we are smarter than that! God’s on our side! Let’s keep rowing and hanging on to that knot!πŸ˜‰

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  2. God bless you for writing this post. I feel like it was intended for me. Yes it made me smile and laugh but it was a powerful and much needed reminder 😊

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