When they heard that the Lord was concerned about them and had seen their misery, they bowed down and worshiped. – Exodus 4:31

Every time God makes a promise, the devil makes a plan. And when the enemy presses in, it’s tempting to grab for ourselves, gripe at God, and grind our gears in our own strength.  Lord, help us to remember in the darkness what You told us in the light!

Amidst your current struggle, do you sense His nearness?
He is with you.

Do you believe He treasures you even though He’s not giving you what you want at the moment?
He does! He has set His affection on you.

It’s hard to wait, walk, and worship in the ‘not yet’ season. This is the time to remember that God moves on our prayers, He leverages our hardships to work in our favor, and He makes things beautiful in their proper time.

How do we stand in battle while we wait for our breakthrough?

We trust His timing and we worship while we wait.

Trust His Timing
Do you remember the story of when David ended up in the same cave with a raging, jealous Saul (see 1 Samuel 24)? Clearly the Lord had delivered Saul into his hands, right? David was a God-fearing man and even though deliverance seemed to be at his fingertips, he would not take it until the Lord gave it.

I can think of a number of times when it seemed my breakthrough was at my fingertips, there for the taking.  And yet, I knew deep inside me that it wasn’t my time yet.

I would’ve had to drop the ball on something else to grab hold of what I believed God had promised me. My breakthrough seemed so close, but not close enough to be mine yet.

And when my time finally came, it was like plucking a ripe piece of fruit from a tree.

Are you in that place right now? This is what the Lord would say to you:

My beloved one, I’ve got you! That dream in your heart? I put it there! Trust Me in this, and see if I won’t establish you beyond your wildest dreams. I intend to do a mighty work through you. But first, I must do a mighty work in you. Humble yourself before Me. Refuse jealousy or a competitive spirit. Embrace Me, embrace My timing, and I will establish you at the proper time. I promise.

Worship While You Wait
Read this beautiful verse:

 I bow before your holy Temple as I worship. I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the honor of your name. Psalm 138:2

Trust in the Name of the Lord. It’s impossible for Him to fail you! Worship Him while you wait for your breakthrough. Turn a deaf ear to the enemy’s threats. Worship God because He’s always good, even when we can’t see what He is up to. And, in due time, He will surely break through.

What are you anxiously white-knuckling? What’s in your hand right now? Can you offer it up to God, so your hands are free to praise Him today?

Dear friend, to truly walk in places that are far beyond your qualifications, to make an impact that is bigger than you are, you need God. You need to remember that it’s in HIS hands to make great. And He truly wants to do great things through you.

These battles you face? God will use them to grow greatness in you!

Embrace your identity. Obey Him fully. Humble yourself before Him. Trust His timing. Tune out the enemy. And face down your fears.

So when it’s all said and done, you will stand in the place God has for you.

God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. – Ephesians 3:20 MSG

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