God has perfect timing!
Hello! I hope you are staying cool on these sweltering days of heat this summer! The days are flying by again in this season and I am just amazed that we are half way through June already! I had an incredible revelation this weekend at church and I wanted to share it with you today. It brought my heart so much encouragement and hope that I pray it will do the same for you!
Genesis 15:13 Amplified
"God said to Abram, "Know for sure that your descendants will be strangers [living temporarily] in a land (Egypt) that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed for four hundred years."
Exodus 12:41
"At the end of the four hundred and thirty years, to that very day, all the hosts of the Lord [gathered into tribal armies] left the land of Egypt."
As the Genesis scripture shares above God is telling Abram that the Israelite's are going to be in bondage for 400 years but will be set free. Then in Exodus in the scripture above we see the exact day to the exact date God delivered them into freedom just as He had promised to Abram for them to go to the Promised Land! WHOA! This just hit me right into my heart. I ask you today, "What has the Lord promised you or told you that you are still believing for?" I have several things that I have been struggling with while waiting on God! But these scriptures that demonstrate God's great and loving sovereignty just blew me away.
This one fact kept running from my head down through my heart all the way to my toes-- God has an exact plan for all of us. We all have a specific purpose for living as Christ follower's down here on earth. We must take Abraham's example of faith as he surrendered it all to God, obeyed God's commands, and then acted out (even at the risk of death) to fulfill God's call on his life. This inspired me personally to go to another level deeper into God's presence, increase my level of faith believing God will answer my cries, and wait on Him expecting His answers in His perfect timing!
My challenge this week is: are you waiting on God to answer your pleas for help, healing, or for a breakthrough? KNOW THIS-- God hears your cries! God is working on your behalf right now! God will never fail us or leave us. He is not a God that will turn His back on His children especially in times of despair! Believe like the Father of Faith, Abraham, that God will in fact lead you, guide you, make your paths clear, and show up just in His perfect timing revealing to you His answers and plans that will surpass your own imaginations or dreams! Hold on-- wait on Him-- stand firm--- for God will always see us through and we will win the battle every time! God will answer your prayers and show up just don't give up hope!
Praying for all of you this week! I love each of you! Please email me your thoughts and prayer requests. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Livin' Lively with Love,
Laine Lawson Craft
Laine Lawson Craft