“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”
Have you ever tried to rescue a drowning person?
Most of us haven’t…but at least we know it’s almost impossible to do so if the drowning person is trying to rescue himself…
…they wind up struggling with the rescuer, making the rescue almost impossible.
Thats how hard it is for the Lord to fight our battles when we insist upon trying to fight them for ourselves.
It is not that God will not or can not rescue us…but because He allows us free will, if we don’t trust in Him, we wind up interfering and ultimately hindering His work.
Often we fail to give God an opportunity to work, because we don’t like how long takes for Him to answer prayer.
But just as it takes time for God to color a rose or to grow an oak tree…it takes time for our seeds of prayer to grow into mature fruit.
Therefore, sow a field of seeds (prayers)…till the ground through praise and thanksgiving…and then wait and trust God to fulfill His purpose.
We seem to understand and accept this principle when it comes to planting an actual field…let’s learn the same lesson regarding our life.
I pray that this week as we prepare for lent, we will trust in the Lord and have the patience to allow Him to answer our prayers whatever they may be…Amen!