When Will It Change?
Sometimes when we feel we are treading water (or maybe going under for the third time!), we are not really drowning; we just need a breakthrough. When we feel we are in a holding pattern, and an unpleasant one at that, we need to remember that we are only walking through an in-between season; the season between “the now” and “the not yet.”
The situation will change; it just hasn’t yet. The victory will come; it just hasn’t arrived yet. It’s like when the angel was sent right away with the answer Daniel prayed for, but it took 21 days for the angel to battle through enemy forces to get to Daniel. (Story found in Daniel 10.) We need to remember we are not stuck; we are patiently waiting on the Lord and His timing. Better yet, we are actively waiting in faith to see how the Lord is moving on our behalf.
Stand in Faith
When we are in these places of waiting for victory, we must not become complacent and think there is nothing we can do in this battle. Persevering is doing something. Waiting in faith and faithfully waiting is doing something. “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand,” (Eph. 6:13.) Standing our ground is doing something. We stand on the promises of God and we are not moved. We stand. We persevere. We keep putting one foot in front of the other. We do not give up.
“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up,” (Gal. 6:9.) To persevere means to “continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty.” We must not become weary, but we must keep on. For the victory will come, the harvest will peak.
Stand Your Ground
If you feel like it’s all you can do to hang on, that’s ok. Just hang on and believe. Trust and obey. Keep going. If you feel like all you can do is stand, that is enough. Stand firm then in your faith. Persevering. Getting up, putting one foot in front of the other, asking the Lord to help you and believing that He will, is spiritual warfare too.
Stand firm. The answer is on its way.
What is the breakthrough you are waiting in faith for today?