THURSDAY 19TH AUGUST, 2021
THEME: STEADFAST TRUST 1
PASSAGE: PSALM 119:153-160
MEMORY VERSE: Psalm 119:57 “You are my portion O Lord; I have promised to obey your words.”
HYMN: MHB 523 (220.127.116.11.18.104.22.168.) – I WILL not let thee go thou help in time of need.
Jimmy was a child of God. From his school days, he had come into the saving grace of the Lord Jesus Christ. He was active among the brethren in showing his confession and faith. When Jimmy got married, the expectation was that the gift of the womb was to come soon.
However, ten years after marriage, Jimmy and his wife were still waiting on God for the fruit of the womb. Several suggestions and choices were open to them but Jimmy believed in the Scriptures that promised that the gift would come at God’s own will. He steadfastly believed that God would not deny him. Even the brethren in his fellowship concluded that this gift was not his to achieve.
In spite of all of these, Jimmy’s faith and activity did not recede or wane; rather, it waxed stronger and stronger daily! In his communion with God, he would cry to Him to honour His name in his life.
Then it happened. Like the believers who were praying for the freedom of Peter in Acts 12:5-17, Jimmy and his wife held their breath when they found she was pregnant fifteen years after marriage. The joy that the couple had after the birth of the child and the glory that came to God from the testimony of this couple waiting for God’s promise was overwhelming.
In a believer’s life, we reach the crossroads when we are expected to make choices of either waiting for God’s promise or seeking solutions that seem possible to resolve the challenges we are going through. Our challenges may be varied but God’s promise is always the same. He will never leave nor forsake us (Heb 13:5b). Put your choice in His unfailing love today and your joy will be fulfilled and permanent, in Jesus’ mighty name.
PRAYER: Dear Lord, help me to wait on You even when I am under pressure to seek help elsewhere and put my mockers to shame. Amen.
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