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Don’t Give Up on God. He Will Never Give up on You!

WHAT HAPPENS IN BETWEEN THE TIME A PROMISE IS SPOKEN AND THE ACTUAL FULFILMENT OF THAT PROMISE?  SOMETIMES WHEN GOD HAS SPOKEN SPECIFICALLY TO US ON A CERTAIN MATTER, WE WILL RECEIVE THE PROCEEDING WORD INTO OUR HEARTS WITH GLADNESS AND GREAT EXPECTATION.  A WORD FROM THE LORD BRINGS ENCOURAGEMENT AND COMFORT IN OUR TIMES OF DISTRESS.  HOWEVER, OFTENTIMES THERE IS A DELAY IN THE MANIFESTATION OF THE PROMISE.  IT IS AT THESE TIMES WHEN WE EXPERIENCE TEMPTATION TO BECOME WEARY AND TO GIVE UP.  DON’T FEEL TOO BAD, FOR YOU ARE  NOT ALONE AND THIS IS NOT SURPRISING TO GOD.  THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL COULD NOT WAIT FOR MOSES TO COME DOWN FROM THE MOUTAIN BEFORE THEY GAVE UP AND BEGAN TO MAKE FOR THEMSELVES OTHER gods, ABRAHAM AND SARAH GREW VERY WEARY AND EVEN DISCOURAGED AND BIRTHED FOR THEMSELVES AN ISHMAEL WHO WAS NOT THE PROMISED CHILD, AND HAGAR FORGOT HER PROMISED WORD WHEN SHE WANDERED IN THE DESERT AFTER BEING THROWN OUT OF WHAT SHE KNEW AS HOME FOR AT LEAST 13 OR 14 YEARS.

THE IMPORTANT THING TO REMEMBER WHEN WE ARE IN A DESERT OF WEARINESS IS THAT WE ARE NOT TO GIVE UP ON GOD, GOD NEVER GIVES UP ON US AND HE IS VERY MUCH ABLE TO DO JUST WHAT HE SAID THAT HE WOULD DO.  HE WATCHES OVER HIS WORD TO PERFORM IT.  SO THE NEXT TIME YOU ARE TEMPTED TO GIVE UP BECAUSE IT APPEARS THAT THE YOU HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN OR THAT YOUR PROMISE IS NEVER COMING TO PASS,  JUST PRAY THIS PRAYER:  LORD, REMEMBER THE WORD THAT YOU SPOKE TO YOUR SERVANT WHEN I WAS IN DISTRESS, THAT WORD WAS MY COMFORT THEN AND  NOW I TAKE COMFORT IN IT AS WELL.  STRENGTHEN ME IN MY INNER MAN SO THAT I CAN RUN THIS RACE WITH PATIENCE.  BLESS ME WITH MORE GRACE AND DIVINE ENABLEMENT TO BE KEPT IN PERFECT PEACE.  IN JESUS NAME……AMEN!