14 Wait for the LORD;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the LORD.
Again, God does not cease to encourage me!
Right now my wife and I are at a cross road in our young lives (as mentioned before) and we could be very, very, very worried and stressed out about the situation. But, by the grace of God we are not. We are both trusting in the Lord and are waiting on Him. Waiting with eager anticipation of how He is going to work this all out. We know He will and we know it is all in His timing, not ours.
Wait on the Lord, trust in Him, go according to HIS plan and you will not be sorry, “He shall strengthen your heart!”
19 But when they deliver you up, do not worry about how or what you should speak. For it will be given to you in that hour what you should speak; 20 for it is not you who speak, but the Spirit of your Father who speaks in you.
This is encouraging to hear and I’m sure the disciples were relieved at hearing this also. Something that i have always struggled with is talking to strangers about the love of Jesus and how He could change their lives. This verse speaks to me in that manner. When presented with an opportunity i just need to open my mouth and let God do the rest. I am always afraid that i will contradict myself from a lack of knowledge in the Word, or that i will stutter like a 7 year old. “The words of the Lord are pure words, like silver tried in a furnace of earth purified seven times” (Psalm 12:6).
God this is my prayer: speak through me constantly and guide my tongue, especially where, when, and with whom you see fit. Please take away my nervousness to share your love, help me to make it a larger part of my life that i may talk about it more freely. God my words alone are nothing compared to yours, please help me to rely on your spirit. Amen.