Are you are waiting on God for what we know He will do because He says He will but life appears to be at a standstill, or even worse, appears to be regressing, then you are the reason for this blog. Be assured that God will do what He has said He will do notwithstanding circumstances. You just think nothing is happening because your eyes have not been opened yet to see what He is doing or where your deliverance will come from. Don’t spend time or expend energy trying to figure it out or looking out for the signs that you expect because He doesn’t need a process to keep His promise; He sometimes does things suddenly. After all Hagai didn’t see the well until He opened her eyes. Be assured – He that promised keeps His word and therein is our comfort. Nature tells unspoken stories about God; indeed creation declares His glory so that if we carefully observe nature, we may gain wisdom.
Hebrews 10: 35 – 37 “So do not throw away this confident trust in the Lord. Remember the great reward it brings you! Patient endurance is what you need now, so that you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. For in just a little while, the Coming One will come and not delay.”
Romans 1: 20 “For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see His invisible qualities-his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.
So one day, two young trees were in what seemed to be a very intense discussion. The old tree watched them for a while and realized that whilst one was really amused, the other appeared to be getting increasingly angry so deciding that it was time to step in so as to prevent a fight, it asked what they were discussing. It turned out they were talking about a tree who had been a blessing to many other trees and children in the past but was suffering a massive setback that seemed to have buried it. The tree had, in the past, blossomed very nicely and provided shade for man as well as other trees that needed shade to grow. Everything just seemed to have gone wrong for this tree and no matter how hard it tried, it just seemed to get worse. It seemed like its glory had departed; yet it was a tree that represented God doing its best to see the will of God established on earth just like you are.
Psalm 105: 19 “Until the time came to fulfill his dreams, the Lord tested Joseph’s character.”
The amused tree saw no reason to assist the troubled tree; it was confident that this was the beginning of its own rise to stardom. It all along felt that it was not noticed because of the presence of the troubled tree forgetting that it did nothing to assist anyone or trees; and that not because the troubled tree was in the way. ’ It did not have all the flowers neither could it have provided all the shade the troubled tree had and provided in the past. It forgot also that with God, everyone can shine so that one person’s shine won’t prevent another’s because God called us all ‘heads. It thought the troubled tree’s death worked its good but it wasn’t so; it could not see God working and orchestrating things so that whether or not the troubled tree died or lived had nothing to do with it fulfilling its own destiny. It paid too much attention to the troubled tree instead of God and still did. Whilst the angry young tree was offended because it thought the troubled tree deserved support for all it had done for them and several others in the past.
Romans 1: 28 – 29 “Since they thought it foolish to acknowledge God, he abandoned them to their foolish thinking and let them do things that should never be done. Their lives became full of every kind of wickedness, sin greed, hate, envy, murder, quarrelling, deception, malicious behavior, and gossip.”
The old tree was quiet for a while; then swayed from side to side for a while and then spoke. It explained that there was nothing wrong with the troubled tree except that God was refining it and it needed to be taken out for a short while so the process would be easier and faster that it may be used for greater glory in the future. Also, that though the weather was harsh and other ingredients were scarce; it seemed worse with the troubled tree only because God was at work in its life accomplishing His purpose before the season passes and everything change for good again. No season last forever except God says so and we know that He has said this one too will pass. No matter how harsh the climate may seem; if God has said it will pass then it will, no matter how bad it may seem to anyone. It is for different reasons that we are impacted differently; it all depends on what God chooses to do. Though it appears toughest for you and it looks like you have reached a dead end, you will end well because He said so. You will yet shine brighter.
Malachi 3: 3 “He will sit like a refiner of silver, burning away dross. He will purify the Levites, refining them like gold and silver, that they may once again offer acceptable sacrifices to the Lord.”