Words of Hope and Faith for the Weary

I Don’t Want to Wait

After so many years of learning to write and finally completing a novel, I knew that when I found a publisher, everything would be easy. I could wait and wait if I needed to because one day I would be a published author. Wrong, now I anxiously wait for the book’s completion; the cover page, the final edit, and just to hold it in my hand. I don’t want to wait, I want it now.
A couple of days ago as I meditated on my impatience, the Holy Spirit brought to me these scriptures. James 1: 2-4. KJV “My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations; Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 4 But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” I thought back on the times before when I doubted myself, and others around me helped fuel that unbelief, with their sour words; but God’s precious Holy Spirit held my spirit up, keeping the spark of hope in his goodness alive within me. I kept writing. Still I have much to learn, but now I allow the Holy Spirt to help me; it gets easier each day.
Many ask me now, how did you do it, was it easy? I can only answer through the grace of God. I meditate on his words daily, and through his scriptures he fills my heart with promises increasing my faith and trust in him. Was it easy? When I look back at the past three years, now I can say yes; if I would only trusted God more and not my own power. However, in all actuality, between work, writing when I had the opportunity, and negative nellies, it was not very easy; and the truth be told, it is not easy now. Although, now I can look back and say God has been truthful to me, as his picture of my life widens more each day. The key is patience and trust in him, but I have to be patience to get that, which is perfect.
Proverbs 3:5-6. Kjv Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths. These are my favorite scriptures now, almost every day I recite the two verses to myself. Just those allow me to move forward each day towards the dream God has given me. Some may know I started the blog when I began marketing my book, to take you along with me in my journey. Much has changed since then, God has blessed me in so many ways, including moving into a new home; my husband is perfecting to just the way we want it, he has wonderful skills that way.
God has shown himself faithful to me. He will be faithful to you also, if you let him, lead down the path he has for you; which is only for your good, only trust in him.