Sometimes when we step out in radical obedience, the struggles we face seem insurmountable. It makes us question whether God really said to do this thing to begin with, whether we moved before the God-appointed time, or shouldn’t have moved at all. But what we have to realize is that moving out in faith doesn’t mean we won’t face challenges. In fact, if the provisions, solutions, answers or whatever else we’re waiting on are not forthcoming, there could be something blocking them, something to learn, a test to pass, or something we need to do differently.
These kind of situations are never easy. We sometimes feel frustrated, disappointed and helpless. But those emotions aren’t godly ones and so what we really need to do is push pass the concern by thanking, praising, praying, and worshiping our way through. The more grave the situation, the more intense our godly responses of thanksgiving, praise, prayer and worship should be. These are also the kind of situations that may even require fasting. Our godly responses will cause our spirits to rest, assured of God’s faithfulness; will cause us to wait to hear from God so He can direct our next moves; will cause God to give us His favor.
“but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint.” (Isaiah 40: 31)
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