Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Hope Deferred-Wednesday Word

Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
    but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.
Proverbs 13:12 esv

Disappointment tests our commitment to God. This time last year I was in a work situation that just drained me. I was unsatisfied and unfulfilled. The Lord had told me something else was coming, and I was doing my best to hold on.  Then it happened; I got an interview! “I’m out of here!” I told myself. I put on my best suit and interviewed like I never had before. It went great. Then it happened. I got the call. They picked someone else. I was sullen and confused. I thought this was God’s plan, but He wanted me to wait a little longer. My heart was heavy, but in the midst of my pain I begrudgingly told God, “I trust You Lord.” Nothing was looking up, but I trusted God.

In God’s perfect timing I moved on to a position that was the best fit for me. The other job I thought I wanted would not have worked out for me. God knew that, I didn’t. Why am I telling you all this? Because it shows that God comes through in His perfect timing! God put a desire in my heart. When it didn’t come I was hurt, but everything worked out in God’s timing. God will work out everything for you in His timing. He hasn’t forgotten about you. Remember, a delay is not a denial!

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