PSALM 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Beloved, as the 37th Psalm so eloquently describes the way for us -
In The Patience Race Part 1 we discussed not only how important it is to have faith, but how crucial it is to exercise patience with that faith. If we find that we are fretting we are not trusting. If we find we are trying to fix things ourselves without direction we are not committing. If we find we are worrying and in distress we are not resting in His plan and waiting patiently for Him. Sometimes we just have to take our hands off the situation and let God do His perfect work.
Another important aspect in living a life of faith and patience toward God is keeping an attitude of praise and thankfulness, being grateful for the life He’s given us. His word says to enter His gates with thanksgiving in our hearts and to enter His courts with praise for the Lord is good and His mercy is everlasting (Psalm 100:4-
So look back at where you came from and rejoice at where He has brought you thus far, and where He is taking you, and praise Him because the Lord inhabits the praise of His people. 3 John 2 says Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth. In distress and the hard places of life it may be hard to praise Him. When we are discouraged, fearful or overwhelmed with confusion it seems out of sorts to praise Him and thank Him for what He is doing in our lives and all the good we receive daily. But my friend, God only wants the best for us. It takes faith to believe that, and it takes patience to put that fact into practice, but we will not be ashamed if we place our trust in Him. We can have confidence in Him knowing if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us and if He hears us we know we have our petitions we desired of Him (1 John 5:14-
May these words of inspiration remind you that with all of these good and precious promises dear friend, hang on in troubled times. Let the words of encouragement motivate you to stand firm in the midst of a storm. Remember, delight, commit, trust, then rest and God will see you through.
The grace of our Lord be with you all.
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