“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.” Matthew 24:36
If the Son doesn’t know and He’s one with the Father, why are you wasting time trying to figure out when whatever you’re going through will end? His instructions were to occupy till He comes, not try to figure out what, where, when and how.
The Syrians made life hell for God’s people. They were starving, persecuted and it went on far too long. So long that Gideon hid in the wine press to thresh wheat so his family could eat. (Judges 6) And the angel of the Lord came to Gideon and called him a “mighty man of valor”. Why? Because as long as Gideon was focused on the bad going on around him, He’d never hear the instructions for deliverance of His people.
It’s so important that we don’t lose hope or give up on life because of what we see happening around us. Can things get worse before Jesus returns? Absolutely! Stop focusing on that and live your life in the now. Be the light you were created to be. God will take care of you, you take care to listen and obey.
And stop negotiating with God! He’s not a car salesman where you can talk down the price. You can’t get a better deal then the promise that He’ll never leave you or forsake you. Keep listening. Keep following. In due season, you’ll reap if you don’t faint.
Have a great Monday,