It's Worth the Wait

Happy New Year! I know I may be a little late with this greeting, but it is still January, so I think I’m still good. I hope that each of you is feeling very hopeful about 2019. I know I am and here is the reason why.

Last year was a very unusual year for me. It was a year of uncertainty in many areas. It was a year that was full of promises but not a year of fulfilled promises.

The year started out with many prophetic words spoken over me. Each one gave me hope, initially. But as the year progressed I felt my hope fading. And each time that it would happen, I would find myself second guessing what I thought I knew and losing hope for what I was expecting.

Proverbs 13:12 warn us about this. “Hope deferred makes the heart sick; but when longing is fulfilled, it is a tree of life.”

Have you ever had a longing in your heart? Something that you desired so desperately that it never left your thoughts? Something that literally affected the way your heart felt? And the longer it took to manifest, the sicker your heart got?

That’s how it was for me in 2018. I tried every way I knew to make happen what was promised to me. I was unsuccessful every time. By the fourth quarter of the year, I didn’t think my heart would survive. I decided to go on a 40-day consecration hoping to receive directions on how to possess what He had already said was mine. For forty days I would wait!

Little did I know, but waiting was the remedy to strengthening my sickened heart. During this time, Holy Spirit reminded me of Psalm 27:13-14, “I would have fainted, unless