“No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you” [Joshua 1:5].
I remember when my husband and I were going through a very difficult time financially. We cried out to God for over 3 years for Him to deliver us. We had done everything we possibly could in our own strength and now there was nothing left to do but wait and see what would happen.
It was during that time that my friend, Julie, went to court to support a neighbor through an ugly custody battle. On her way home, she called me and shared the story from court that day, because she felt it was a word from the Lord for me.
The lady awaiting the judge’s answer was becoming impatient, believing they had forgotten to come out and give the decision. It seemed they had waited all day long. She approached the bailiff and asked him what was taking so long. His words to her were what Julie said was God’s message for me.
The bailiff told her this: “I know you can’t see the judge right now, but you have to trust that he is working on your behalf. He knows all of the details of the situation and he is in his chambers determining what would be best for everyone involved. It may seem like he isn’t doing anything, like he has forgotten you, but I promise that isn’t the case. When he has reached his decision, then you will see him and he will direct you in this matter.”
Needless to say, I went to my face before the Lord. Forget the knees, I needed to go as low as I possibly could. First, I cried out to God and asked Him to forgive me for doubting Him. Then, I begged Him to give me the strength to wait on Him.
Beloved, whether you or someone you love is going through a crisis, you are not alone. God has never left your side [Deuteronomy 31:6]. He is working things out so that it will be best for everyone. And, sweet one, God’s best is always worth waiting for, even if it hurts a little. I recently heard a quote that sums it all up…”Earth’s best doesn’t even begin to measure up to heaven’s least.”