December 31, 2008 is a date that is a stake in the ground for me. So is March 31, 2009. Both hold tremendous significance for me and my family. I’ve been looking at both of them since May 18, 2008.
Though the fig tree should not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines, the produce of the olive fail & the fields yield no food, the flock be cut off from the fold & there be no herd in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD; I will take joy in the God of my salvation. GOD, the Lord, is my strength; He makes my feet like the deer’s; He makes me tread on my high places. (Habakkuk 3:17-19)
Uncertainty… questions… a hint of doubt… fear tries to creep in… worry attempts to rear it’s head… You begin to wonder about God…
Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you. (Jeremiah 32:17)
How will God work it out? When will God come through? How long will the wait be? It seems to me like nothing is happening…
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
But time is getting short… the deadline is almost here… When? How? Where? How much longer? The question becomes, “How much longer will I be able to hold out?”
There has no test taken you but such is common to man, but God is faithful who will not allow you to be tested above that which you can handle, but will with the test provide a way of escape that you may be able to bear it (1 Corinthians 10:13).
BUT… but what about (Fill in the blank)? Then what about (Fill in this blank)? And then what about (Fill in as many blanks as needed)?
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time He may exalt you, 7 casting all your anxieties on Him, because He cares for you. 10 And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. (1 Peter 5: 6-7, 10)
Change. I will believe God (Not “IN” God at this time. There IS a difference!). I refuse to listen to my heart when it contradicts my God… the God of all creation… the One that holds all things in His hands.
“Let God be true and every man a liar!” (Ro 3:4a) What GOD says is trustworthy!! In HIM will I trust… In HIM I find safety… In HIM is my joy, peace, and comfort… I will NOT be afraid!