We are so tuned to be active, get things done, work our to-do list, that we have become incapable to unwind and be calm. Yet in being calm in God's presence can be the source of the strength we need for our daily life.
If waiting on the LORD renews our strength, then why on earth do we keep running ahead of Him? We cannot stand unanswered prayer for too long, and since we like being in control, we take matters into our own hands. Maybe we give it a religious labelling (“I’m stepping out in faith”); while really we are fed up with waiting on God and try to push Him to start moving.
Handling tough situations God's way does not leave room for human wisdom, but requires a heart fully commited to God.
Only if we are kind to those who treat us unjustly, with contempt, take advantage of us, betray us, gossip and spread lies about us, only then will we truly reflect our dear Father in Heaven. Read more...
God is in the business of turning around dead-end situations, but needs our cooperation. Forgive yourself and let go of your past sins and failures.
Is Jesus our First Love? How earnestly are we seeking him, how deep is our desire after him? Like the bride in the Song of Solomon, we need to pursue him and his presence relentlessly.
Sometimes it looks as if it's over! Your life, dreams, hope. Take heart - God isn't finished with you yet!