I talk to so many people who are really going through trials and tests and the one thing that they “seem” to say without saying it is…“Why can’t I get peace?”
They already know that faith is believing what they can’t see…or do they?
So many people believe in the “concept” of faith. Why? Because they know faith works. It’s happened to them. It’s really happened to a lot of other people. After all, that many people can’t be wrong. There seems to be no doubt amongst believers that God comes through…they just have a problem with God’s timetable. They can’t be calm about the situation because they want it to go away…POOF!
In many cases…that is unrealistic. My pastor always says if it didn’t happen overnight…how can we expect God to untangle it overnight. It’s likely a tangled web with a lot of stuff that needs correction and restoration. It likely involves more than one party and God will look at and assess all of the angles. In the meantime…do your part to usher in your breakthrough.
I have a friend whose car has been vandalized for many years. No, I haven’t seen it but she can’t drive it. I suppose that she has an idea as to whom the perpetrator is…but, I’m not sure.
I do know this…she wants the wrath of God to fall on that person. She told me so. Don’t get me wrong…the person will be caught and they will have to pay seven fold as the bible says. However, in the meantime…her charge (my friend’s) is:
1. to forgive them
2. not to worry
3. make prayer and petition requests specifically
4. Have a thankful heart
5. Expect and receive peace…
(If you’re not having peace…go back and review the list.)
Philippians 4:6-7 (King James Version)
6Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
7And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:6-7 (Amplified Bible)
6Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition ([a]definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.
7And God’s peace [shall be yours, that [b]tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall [c]garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
***STAND ON THE WORD! THE WORD IS TRUE! THE WORD IS ALIVE! THE WORD WI NOT RETURN UNTO YOU VOID!