I will praise Your Name x2, if nobody will praise Your Name, I will praise Your Name. He has done it for me; He has done for me; what nobody can do for me He has done it for me.  Thank You Jesus, You are the owner of my soul, alpha Omega. You are worthy to be praise in all generations there is no one like you, Alpha Omega you are worthy to be praise.

Thank You Lord for whom You Are. God is not man, His Word must surely come to pass; He will never fail, my God will never fail. Thank You Lord. Wonderful is Your Name, Lord. O Lord arise and show forth Thy praise in the lives of your children, who confidently trust in You (Ps 28:7)

Beloved, how has it been? Good, fair, not good enough, excellent. These are all stages in lives we come across in our life time and it is important that to know that hard time does not last forever. Peradventure, you are saying today that things are not good enough, I want to know that it will not last forever. Help is coming your way soon. Be sensitive in your spirit and know when God is urging you to move on.

We wrote extensively on this on Tuesday and here we are again with it. When God is urging us to be still, what will you do? When He is telling us to wait, how do we react? This is not an easy period in life most especially if you on the lead before now. It is not usually very easy to handle expect where the Spirit of God is helping you to overcome.

Never give up but continue in your walk with God. Keep your hope alive and trust in him that soon you will see the light again, am not making light of this period but am reassuring you that it will not be longer than you think it should be, the Lord will help you to overcome.

However, I want us to consider what Apostle Paul said in Phil 1:21 and probably confess same. Until you get to such a time you look at the situation facing you and declare that I am not going to give up on God rather I will give up on every other thing but hold firm to God, you will continue in the wandering land. Why did I say that?

Paul said, to live is Christ; and to die is gain. If it pleases God to call me home why you are waiting which is hardly the case, is better that I die knowing Christ than gaining the whole world. So if the devil and his cohorts are threaten you with death, wont it be better for you to hold on to Christ than giving up on God because of one problem or the other. Be it sickness, hardship, disappointments etc. and declared as Paul did and see them flee away from you. Praise God.

Though not as easy as I said it but you must be determined in your spirit man to serve God not out of compulsion but with love in your heart for He the Lord searches the heart (1 Chr 28:9). He knows you in and out. He knows them that diligently seek him to reward them in due season. Rev 3:21 said it all. I will rather reign with Christ than live with ease in Zion.

Let your hand be strong, never give up, the Lord will be your comfort, as the suffering of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ (Zech 8:13; 2 Cor 1:5).  Also remember that the just shall live by faith (Rom 1:17) but most importantly to note, it is written in Jas 2:26 – faith without work is dead.

Waiting period is not a time to lazy around. Is a time to get your hand busy, to engage your mind and not a period to rest from morning till evening, so that when is time for you to move forward, you will not be looking round and be of no relevant to yourself; your world.

Learn skills, take profession courses and exams, engage in things you have passion on, why some is asking even when I don’t get to use it. You will eventually use it, it may be the actual thing you will engage on but the way of it that main job or work it will an edge over others. It will aslo help you to get through this “waiting” period hopefully and gracefully too.

Let’s get to learn more below:

 

“Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.” Ps. 62:1

Blessed posture! — waiting truly and Only upon the Lord. Be this our condition all this day, and every day. Waiting His leisure, waiting in His service, waiting in joyful expectation, waiting in prayer, and content. When the very soul thus waits, it is in the best and truest condition of a creature before his Creator, a servant before his Master, a child before his Father. We allow no dictation to God, nor complaining of Him; we will permit no petulance, and no distrust. At the same time, we practice no running before the cloud, and no seeking to others for aid: neither of these would be waiting upon God. God, and God alone, is the expectation of our hearts.

Blessed assurance! — from Him salvation is coming; it is on the road. It will come from Him, and from no one else. He shall have all the glory of it, for He alone can and will perform it. And He will perform it most surely in His own time and manner. He will save from doubt, and suffering, and slander, and distress. Though we see no sign of it as yet, we are satisfied to bide the Lord’s will, for we have no suspicion of His love and faithfulness. He will make sure work of it before long, and we will praise Him at once for the coming mercy.

Father, we praise You for Your love and faithfulness. The next message is another lesson to learn while on the waiting line. Read on:

Resting In The Lord

Rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him,Psalm 37:17 tells us.

It sounds good in theory, but I have deadlines to meet! And work stacked up at the office! And interminable family and financial pressures! And an unpredictable business climate that could turn sour without warning! And daily association with unprincipled people who are ready to scalp me if I stumble or miss a cue!

So, how do I “rest in the Lord” ?

Perhaps this story will prove helpful: Herod, that egomaniacal Roman political puppet who oversaw Israel, executes James, the brother of John. (Mark 6:16-29)

Learning that his murderous act gained the approval of Jewish leaders, he throws Peter into jail, for “trial” — and certain execution. The night before his trial, we find Peter chained between two guards, asleep. Asleep! Or perhaps more descriptively, “Resting in the Lord.” (Acts 12:1-11)

Now if I were in Peter’s place, I would be lying awake pondering some fairly weighty questions:

Has the executioner had previous experience at his job, or am I his first try at it?

How is his eye-hand coordination?

What is going to happen to my family?

But not Peter! He’s asleep! “Resting in the Lord!

My guess is that Peter, after innumerable false starts and failures, had learned a few lessons along the way about entrusting his life into the hands of his Sovereign God.

QUESTIONS: What circumstances are you facing today that call upon you to “rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him? (Psalm 37:7) Could they be any more extreme than Peter’s?

And when you get right down to it, isn’t “resting in the Lord” fundamentally a decision of the will to trust Him with our circumstances?… With our life? And isn’t our refusal to “rest in the Lord” an indication of our stubborn determination not to acknowledge Him as the Sovereign King of kings and the Lord of lords? (Revelation 19:16)

Are you, in your heart of hearts electing to believe God sovereignly has your situation well in hand? If so, then you, like Peter are experiencing evidence of that rest by an inner peace, the absence of anxiety, and a certain calm anticipation of the future.

 Beloved, the Sovereignty of God must prevail, however whether you want to toll the line of Apostle Paul or Peter, just know that in all these things you are more than conquering through God that strengthens you. He will see you through. And the good news is that you are coming out refresh, anew, stronger, and better for the assignment ahead.

Finally, hold on to your faith and see God working on your behalf.

Remain blessed in the Lord.

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IFEOMA OHONDU is the founder of the MattersoftheHeart foundation, a platform where issues affecting our everyday life are discussed and where necessary proffer solution. She is part of the end time army, who will not break their rank to fulfill the urgent call of God upon her life by declaring His word to the helpless, the doubting, the comfortless and the dying world. The world will experience great restoration and healing in the Word of God through her ministration. She is a voice to emphasize key spiritual truth about Faith, Healing and Encouragement.