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Psalm 103:1-5 satisfies your mouth -your necessity and desire at your personal age and satisfaction.

When circumstances seem to go against His Word.

Isaiah 40: 27-31 Our faith is to focus on God, His Word and His promises. Remember His blessings. Flee confidently to Him and abide in Him. Our ability to endure depends upon allowing the Holy Spirit to train us in this kind of faith. Remember, trouble highlights the awareness of HIS PRESENCE.

Wait - expectantly, confidently with hope.
My way is not hidden - this requires great patience
Wait on the Lord - go about life with a fervent hope that He will complete His rule in His time

The Lord want us to go about with strength - a confident hope that He will complete what He is doing - with that attitude we are strengthened.

1 Peter 1:5 God of grace will perfect - complete what is lacking.

Romans 8:27-31 purpose - Our personal salvation was not only well planned but it also demonstrated God's abiding faithfulness to complete it.

Romans 8:29,30 The conjunction FOR introduces the reason for the assurance of vs. 28. Paul looks to eternity past and sees that God's purpose for His people has only been good. He foreknew and predestined believers to be like Christ. Then he looks to the recent past and sees that God called and justified His people. Finally, Paul looks to the distant future and finds that God's plan is to glorify, that is, to give a resurrection body to all who hove been justified. (Glorified is used as a "prophetic perfect," speaking of a future event as if it were already done, because it is certain that God will do it.)

But if in eternity past, if in the recent past and if in the distant future all of God's purposes for His people have only been good then Paul concludes that His purposes at the present time, even in hardship, must also be only good for His people.

Foreknew: Not just that God knew that we would exist or knew some fact about us, because it is persons whom God foreknew. It may be paraphrased, "those whom God thought of in a personal, saving relationship" Predestined: Planned that they would ultimately be like Christ, Conformed to the image of His Son. These two verses outline a sequence of events and indicate that everyone who has begun the sequence will complete it.)

God is working on our behalf. He wants us to come to Him with everything and spend time with Him. If you want Him to work with you, you must accept His time frame. Abraham and Sara had to wait many years for the fulfillment of His promise. Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses.


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