Delay Is Not Defeat.

I have been taking some time to wallow in my emotions and try and learn something through it all. I would like to share with you what I feel I have learned.

When God speaks a promise to you in your life, it will happen. However, that doesn’t mean that it will happen on our timeline. So many times in our life we try to put Gods timeline on our timeline. That never works, then we find ourselves throwing a temper tantrum when they don’t align right with each other.

God does not lie. He is not capable of it. We must learn that Gods time is different than ours. Waiting is one of the hardest things we will ever do in this life. However, there is growth in waiting. Take this time to wait in prayer. To grow in the Word in your wait. The Bible gives us plenty of examples where children of God had to wait. Does that make you feel better about waiting? Absolutely not. Should this encourage us during our wait? Yes definitely. The Bible says in Isaiah 40:31 “but they who wait(trust) for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” This verse right here is a perfect example of how there is strength in waiting.

Friend, I don’t know what you are waiting on from the Lord. But, I do know how hard waiting can be. I am rowing in the same boat of waiting and delays with you. I know that having faith is hard sometimes, especially in the moments when it seems like everything is falling apart. I know first hand that the enemy constantly tries to steal your trust for God in the hard moments. I know it seems like every time there is the smallest shred of hope that it is squandered and disappears over and over like it is playing on repeat. But, I also know that a delay or wait is not defeat. I know that God is doing something behind the scenes. I know that even when we cannot see it, there is a victory coming. Strength comes in the delay. Hope comes in the delay. God isn’t punishing you with this delay, on the contrary, He is molding and shaping you for greatness to come. Someday, when the delay is finished and you are done with the waiting, I promise you it will all make sense. Just hold on a little longer. Keep hoping. Keep fighting. Keep believing. This delay is not your defeat, it is only your beginning to an amazing testimony of Gods miraculous power! Xoxo

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