We are in a time of God’s favor. We do not have to wait any longer for the new time. It is here.
God is doing turnarounds in the lives of people. What people have been waiting for, saying, “how long oh Lord?”, is happening. Authentic desires, requests and dreams that have seemed impossible are happening right now.
Optimism is overcoming pessimism. Belief, trust and hope will drown out cynicism. Mourning will give way to dancing.
Dreams are coming true. There is an open invitation being given, for a happier life.
From 2 Corinthians and Isaiah 49:
Working together with Him, we also appeal to you, “Don’t receive God’s grace in vain.” For He says:
I heard you in an acceptable time,
and I helped you in the day of salvation.
Look, now is the acceptable time; now is the day of salvation.
This is what the Lord says:
I will answer you in a time of favor,
and I will help you in the day of salvation.
I will keep you, and I will appoint you
to be a covenant for the people,
to restore the land,
to make them possess the desolate inheritances,
saying to the prisoners: Come out,
and to those who are in darkness: Show yourselves.
They will feed along the pathways,
and their pastures will be on all the barren heights.
They will not hunger or thirst,
the scorching heat or sun will not strike them;
for their compassionate One will guide them,
and lead them to springs of water.
I will make all My mountains into a road,
and My highways will be raised up.
See, these will come from far away,
from the north and from the west,
and from the land of Sinim.
Shout for joy, you heavens!
Mountains break into joyful shouts!
For the Lord has comforted His people,
and will have compassion on His afflicted ones.
-2 Corinthians 6:2, Isaiah 49:8-13
We are in a time of favor. But some of us, and that may even be the vast majority of us, have not recognized this. We are still shaking off the old season.
It does not work to act like it is winter when it is spring, nor summer when it is fall. We are going to be like bear cubs, who were born during hibernation, who are awakening to a whole new life.
Some us are afraid of the new time, because we are so full of disappointment, from the old season, that we are afraid of being permanently passed over.
God is saying to us, “I have never forgotten you. I have never stopped loving you. I have been with you through all the suffering. Your sorrow has been befor me all along. Do not worry. Continue to grow in trust.”
Take a look at the next three verses, in Isaiah 49:
Zion says, “The Lord has abandoned me;
The Lord has forgotten me!”
“Can a woman forget her nursing child,
or lack compassion for the child of her womb?
Even if these forget,
yet I will not forget you.
Look, I have inscribed you on the palms of My hands;
your walls are continually before Me.
We are realizing that God has been with us in unhappiness. He never turned away. This process or realization is like a catapult.
The more I know that God has been good to me, the more that I can enjoy Him and what He has for me in times going forward. If I do not know that God has been with me in the desert, I will not know how to walk and receive and lay hold of the life God has for me in the land of promises fulfilled.
Happy days are here, again. A time of favor is here, again.
Be consoled. Your dreams are not cancelled. Your prize or reward has always been God’s love.
See your life in God’s hands. What will God do?
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