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Waiting for Victory

“I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him.” Psalm 62:1

Read that verse again slowly. Read every word and pause between each one. There’s such faith and confidence in these words. Such peace and assurance. There’s no striving, no fear, no doubt, no rush to try and do it my way.

I recently took an online “strengths test” where you have to answer a lot of questions and the test results will inform you of what your top five strengths are. It turns out that my top strength was “Activator.” Basically, I like to act now and figure out all of the details later. I tend to be impatient, impulsive, and I like to make something happen as soon as I think of it. The problem with this is that some things require time. Some things are not yet ready to be done. Sometimes, God speaks a word to us or gives us a promise, but it is only meant to serve as an anchor and a guide to keep us from wandering off of the path that He wants us to be on. Not everything is for NOW.

In the Bible, Abraham and Sarah grew old and hadn't had any children. This was disappointing to them for many reasons, but when God promised that they would have many children, this seemed like something that even God couldn’t do. God would have to interfere with nature and do something supernatural. One of my favorite quotes from all of scripture is a word given to Abraham from the Lord. The Lord looks at Abraham amidst all of their doubts and says “Is there anything too hard for the Lord?”

I want to encourage someone today. Maybe there’s a dream that you had many years ago and you let it go because it seems too impossible at this point. Maybe you have a child who isn’t living the way they should and it’s hard to imagine them getting their life right. Maybe your marriage is so far gone that it would take a supernatural miracle for it to stand a chance. I declare today that “all things are possible!” Is there anything too hard for our God?

“Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”” Matthew 19:26

The seasons of waiting are a test of our faith. Do we really believe that God will come though? I am constantly reminding myself to not try and figure out tomorrow. Be faithful with today. Keep waiting. Keep asking. Keep believing. Do the same thing tomorrow. And the next. And don’t stop until the victory comes.

Joe Gallo

ARH Staff Writer

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