The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand. Psalm 37:23-24 (NLT)
As I read the Psalms, David’s pleas for help remind me of some my own prayers. The last months and weeks of seeking God’s face and will on some heavy matters have worn me out. Of course, the darkness and quiet of the night are often the hardest hours of the day and when the enemy is busiest. Instead of worrying, I finally decided to make use of this early morning time to pray and accept the nudge from my Heavenly Father that we needed to talk. There were many days when I was just plain weary and ready to give up. Then one day I woke up with Galatians 6:9 echoing in my head, So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. As Beth Moore says in the study, Living Beyond Ourselves, “Faith fights.” There is no giving up and then God steps in and we see His game plan come to light. My son-in-law received the greatly anticipated phone call this week with a job offer after searching and waiting for eight months. We received some medical help that enabled us to begin each day with a renewed sense of hope after months of wondering what God had in mind for our lives. Often, there is no easy answer and that is why faith has to fight. Faith is the confidence that what we hope for will actually happen; it gives us assurance about things we cannot see. Hebrews 11:1. He is there when the phone does not ring, the bills continue to mount, the pain does not go away, and the future looks bleak. I found this quote a couple of years again when I was in another one of those waiting rooms of life—God is rarely early but never late. Some many think that is cheesy but it works for me.