Tick, Tick, Tick….
When you are in the land of in-between, on the on-ramp for days, weeks even years…it’s easy to lose hope.
Bravery seems to be the first traveling companion to bail on us when we feel as if God has left our story unfinished.
Boom. Lie believed. Lets look to scripture to remind ourselves of what God says about the story He is writing with your life.
“Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Hebrews 12:2 King James Version.
Other versions describe Jesus as the pioneer and perfecter of our faith (NIV); the founder and perfecter of our faith (ESV).
Our Lord has the final say in our story. Not the world, not man. I often encourage people battling illness by sharing that God is above man’s opinion. He has the final say… in all things.
How do we encourage ourselves when we feel utterly alone in the wait? You know those times when you cry yourself to sleep? Or in the shower? When we can’t help but kick your feet in the ground like a toddler because we aren’t getting our way, on our timetable?
No? Oh, maybe it’s just me.
But I don’t think so. I think many of us need a healthy dose of Jesus-brave to swoop in and still our anxious hearts and minds.
During my long wait to be married and for the record it was 45 yrs LORD! I got some really, really good advice. The Holy Spirit will do that, ya know. He will direct us to truth when we ask for help. It’s not always what we want to hear, but it’s truth, it’s good and it’s just what we need. I was directed to Lamentations 3:24 “I say to myself, the LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for Him.” That became my mantra. Whenever I felt sad, anxious, unsure that God hadn’t forgotten about me…I would say this verse out loud. And bravery would rise up in me to face another day. For some of us, Brave Girls, we need to get through the next hour.
What are you waiting on the Lord for? Healing? Salvation of a loved one? A Spouse? Direction for your next step?
He is trustworthy. It is worth putting all of your eggs in His basket. Bet on Jesus.
Make Him your portion today, Brave Girl.