Wednesday, October 14, 2020 -
“I cried out to Thee, O Lord; I said, ‘Thou art my refuge, my portion in the land of the living. Give heed to my cry. For I am brought very low; deliver me from my persecutors, for they are too strong for me. Bring my soul out of prison, so that I may give thanks to Thy name; the righteous will surround me; for Thou wilt deal bountifully with me.’ “
Kathie this morning brought this Scripture once again to my attention, as it so aptly fits our situation. I thank you, as well, for praying with us a semblance of this prayer for deliverance from my persecutors, and my soon release from prison.
I know that in God’s due time this prayer will be answered as will Proverbs 28:18, that I have long claimed, “He who walks blamelessly will be delivered.” Another verse I have claimed which I also have posted right next to my bunk is I Peter 5:10, “And after you have suffered for a little while, the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ will Himself perfect, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
God is in control, His timing is not our timing. He knows all things. His purposes are not our purposes. A thousand years for us is as a day to Him. And He knows what is best for us and for our continued sanctification and perfection. We have no idea what God may be preparing for us, or for whom else He is using our circumstances to touch and transform.
These things do not mean we should stop praying or believing for His deliverance and vindication, but rather recognize His timing is always perfect. And for this, I praise the Lord!