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Strength While We Wait


Why? Why isn't God doing something about my request? He could choose to intervene at any moment but, He has chosen not to do that--yet. Are you still waiting for Him to answer your request or concern?

Waiting. The past 25 days of this journey, I have been waiting for Him to act and watching to see what He will do. The unexpected happened. A group of friends prayed with me for God's provision. The next morning my heart was filled with His peace -- unexplained by anything else but His grace and strength to withstand this hardship. Another friend shared with me how the Lord provided for him in circumstances similar to my own and assured me that God would provide. One friend who has not seen me for one year, told me she was led to pray specifically for me during her devotional time two weeks ago. She was praying for me at the same time I was wrestling with despair and discouragement over this particular need. 

I can do everything through Him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13
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Wisdom. The Lord chose Gideon to defeat the Midianites and rescue Israel from their hands. As Gideon is preparing with his men for battle:
The Lord said to Gideon, "You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands. In order that Israel may not boast against me that her own strength has saved her..."
 Judges 7:2-3

It was God's strength that enabled Gideon and his army of 300 men to defeat Midian. It was not because of anything inherent in the nation of Israel, but for the fact, that God was leading them and providing His strength to lead them to victory

It is only by God's strength that we are enabled to defeat the sin that easily besets us, endure the trial that seems insurmountable, and yes, simply trust the One who is giving us an extra measure of His strength while we wait.

How has He strengthened you over these 25 days while you have been waiting? 























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