"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths." Proverbs 3:5-6You may read these verses and think, I am trying to trust but I just have no direction. It may not be clear today, and the big picture may look impossible as you press your knees to the floor. Do not be discouraged in the quiet seasons of life that take you to the cold kitchen floor. These are the moments preparing you for what God has waiting for you just beyond the pit. So press in deep and let your tears soak pages of Scripture as you draw strength to get through today. Be encouraged thatthe Lord is with you and He has a purpose for your life. What do you do when you feel forgotten?
- Kneel–"For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man." Ephesians 3:14, 16
- Press – "I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus." Philippians 3:14
- Cry– "Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me; lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. Hear the voice of my supplications, when I cry unto thee, when I lift up my hands toward thy holy oracle." Psalm 28:1-2
- Wait– "But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary; and they shall walk and not faint." Isaiah 40:31
"For I said in my haste, I am cut off from before thine eyes: nevertheless thou heardest the voice of my supplications when I cried unto thee." Psalm 31:22
"For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Romans 8:38-39
"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose." Romans 8:28When you feel forgotten, God is at work. Wherever you are, whether you are kneeling, pressing, crying, waiting or all of the above–God has not forgotten you. He is just preparing something more amazing than you could ever dream. Joseph had dreams and could even see the meaning of others dreams, but he had to wait in the pit and prison before his assignment was revealed. Your dream will be revealed in God's perfect time. You are not forgotten.
"As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the Lord is tried; he is a buckler to all those that trust in him." Psalm 18:30By Micah Maddox Originally published in Be Still Magazine, Issue 03.