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A cheery and warm welcome, dearest friends, to His Encouragement: Biblical Inspiration for Your Thursday. Every Thursday, a few blogging friends and I will each bring you a Bible passage and a little hope-filled discussion. We pray that these Thursday posts help you end your week strong in God’s love and purpose for you. We also welcome you to join the conversation by commenting with your thoughts. God bless!
“This is what the Lord says—
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I am the Lord your God,
who teaches you what is good for you
and leads you along the paths you should follow.”
— Isaiah 48:17, NLT
When you don’t know what to do or where to go, trust in the Lord to guide you. He knows what is best for us and will lead, if we ask Him to.
About five years ago, I wrote all about growing your faith while waiting on God. Wait on the Lord. Waiting is one of life’s most difficult challenges.
Perhaps you are waiting on the Lord to work in our life right now. It could be guidance with which college to attend, what degree to pursue, what career to enter, where to re-locate, or what man or woman to marry. It could be help with broken relationships, financial issues, or devastating health problems.
During the waiting time, we may struggle with a wide range of high and low feelings; confidence in the Lord and then discouragement when He seems to be quiet.
So what do we do? Do we give up? Give in? God forbid!
Waiting is never easy, but there is always a reason. Even though we cannot see it while we are in the present, the Lord knows exactly what we need and when. If we look back over those times in our lives where we thought the Lord was not answering our prayers — when the waiting seemed to be unbearable — we are able to see the Lord’s hand guiding us through. That alone should give us courage to push onward and endure any future that awaits.
In the here and now, though, we need to trust that the Lord, “who teaches you what is good for you”, will “lead you along the paths you should follow.”
Now it is your turn! How does today’s verse encourage you? What verse or passage is blessing you today?
Be sure to also visit my fellow bloggers and read their encouragement for your Thursday as well:
- Trisha of Joy of Reading
- Nicole of The Christian Fiction Girl
- Jessica of A Baker’s Perspective
- Becca of The Becca Files
Continue reading this series:
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