When it comes to the things that are to do with what we hope for, at one point or the other, we’ll get to the place where we feel so tired that we are prepared to give up…(if you’ve never been there, you are either not stretching your neck out for anything, or you haven’t lived long enough)
The great thing about God is that He understands us humans so much that He made provision for us to have access to strength in times like that. Abraham & Sarah are really good examples of how to access strength to keep going. Romans 4:18 tells us that Abraham believed in Hope even when there was no reason to hope. Hebrews 11:11 (KJV) tells us that Sarah received STRENGTH to conceive…because she judged Him faithful who had promised. Those two scriptures tell me that somehow, Abraham & Sarah eventually learnt to trust God beyond their desire for manifestation. This is the place where (as my Pastor puts it) we develop from faith to trust. This is the place where we say “I Trust God, more that I need the thing I am hoping for”. This is the place where we enter into rest because we are so confident that our God is so good at being God, that He will remain faithful to keep that which we have entrusted to Him…
This place of rest, is the place of strength..Isaiah 26:3-4 says You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you: because he trusts in you.Trust in the LORD forever: for in the LORD GOD is everlasting strength:
Notice that he who trusts God is kept in peace. Notice also the reason why developing trust in God is the key to your strength…In the LORD GOD is everlasting strength. The one in whom you are trusting is the only source of everlasting strength!
God says in Isaiah 32:18 – My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.
If you feel tired of hoping & believing, just begin to confess, “I trust God more than I need this thing to be manifested in my life”…that’s how you enter your place of rest. In this place of rest, you will find strength to continue hoping & believing. You’ll find strength to continue living, because to truly be alive, is to truly continue hoping and believing.
Live a restful life…Live a powerful life!