December 3, 2014
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, and whose trust is the Lord.” Jeremiah 17:7 New American Standard
God places great weight on waiting. And waiting on the Lord results in more and more unfolding grace. We don’t like to wait on the Lord. It reveals who we are trusting and shows us precisely who “is” our trust. So, we learn to wait. Because God loves you that much. He loves you enough to let you grow a hope that withstands life falling apart all around you .. while you are learning a new life of weighting in Christ. You alone know whether the Lord “is” your trust or whether you are trusting in The Lord while reserving the choice ahead. It’s not like The Lord Jesus is waiting to punish you for not living in perfect trust .. or waiting in rest-filled hope. He wants far more than just your efforts. He’s willing to walk through, work through, and wait through all the uneven pieces of your life. He became the weight of your sins. You’ll find that real trust is formed in waiting ..and hope grows best in the heart of a man or woman whose trust is the Lord. Where is your trust today? It only takes a moment .. and He won’t let go….
“So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.” 2 Cor. 4:16-18 The Message
Ken Chester: Grace-Gripped is sent M-F to Christ-followers putting on waiters .. and wading in. (Kchesterp1@gmail.com)