This vision is for a future time.
It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,
for it will surely take place.
It will not be delayed.
In many seasons of our lives, we reach a point of depression and of uncertainty. We don’t like where we are and feel like there is no end in sight to the uncertainty of our future. However, as the Lord promised Habakkuk, the end “seems slow in coming” but we are to “wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.” Meaning it will not happen a moment out of place. It will be right at God’s perfect timing.
Side note which led to our reading today: Jake doesn’t understand the sermons on Sundays, so he has been reading the Bible during the sermon. Last Sunday, he read about Jesus’ crucifixion and yesterday he read Matthew chapters 1-10 (yes, it was a long sermon. :)) Prior to the service starting, I asked Jake what he was going to read and he jokingly said “I should read this ‘haybikeck’ book”. I said “Habakkuk. Yes, that is a good book to read.” He chose to read Matthew instead which was the book that Pastor Ronny was preaching on.
Today, is our first day of school vacation and for 2 extremely homesick people, being in a hot house with no plans is quite difficult. So, in an attempt to keep busy, I mentioned to Jake we should do his laundry and then read Habakkuk. He wasn’t thrilled with the idea, but he agreed. After hanging his laundry out to dry (no dryer, here), we cleaned up our room some and proceeded to read.
I opened us in prayer and only tears came out with some words mixed in. I confessed my desire to be home with familiar and comfortable (temperature wise) surroundings and my desire to be a vessel yet struggling because of all the uncertainty in my life. Jake read Habakkuk’s parts and I read the Lord’s. We read all 3 chapters. I was familiar it was a good book, but I had never read it for myself, so verse 2:3 gave me some comfort knowing that all the uncertainty facing both Jake and I (and maybe you) is not uncertainty to the Lord. His plan will surely take place and there will be no delay!
Prayer Request: I guess it goes without saying, huh?
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Thanks for your encouragement. We all feel your uncertainty here at home. I guess it really doesn’t matter where you are. We can still feel the same way. But the Lord is good and faithful! And we must remember that he does things on his time, not in our instant gratifying time that we have grown so accustomed to. Hopefully as the days go by you and Jake will find peace and comfort in knowing that you have been honored for the work that you are doing to glorify the Kingdom of God! And that is what we are to do in everything we do, right. lol! Well I am very proud of the both of you, and proud that he is using my sister and my Godson in such a special way. Your environmrnt is temporary but your work willhave a lasting impression. Praying for you both! Love yah and miss yah! and my morning devotionals. LMBO!! Where are the pics??
Jennifer and Jake, I have been so blessed with your daily reports. Even though you have had some tough days, there is no doubt our Lord is being glorified through your service. I was reading my devotional and the subject was “What I Couldnt See”. Let me share a part with you. “When we are caught up in the immediacy of our concerns and needs, we tend to forget about what is going on beyond our field of earthly vision. What a gift it is when God makes us aware of the unseen, even if it’s only through a gentle whisper to our troubled heart, I’m working on it. Trust Me.” There is no doubt in my mind that souls are being lead to Jesus through your lives and God is working on what your needs are now and when you get home. Be encouraged your being bathed in prayer.
Heavenly Father, help Jennifer & Jake to find more comfort and confidence in what they can’t see. Remind them daily that you are near and doing amazing things in Your unseen world. We ask for their safety and well being throughout their time in Guatemala. Bless also their host family and students, Use their lives to proclaim your message of love. We ask in Christ Name—Amen
Darlene and Ana, THANK YOU so much for your words of encouragement!! The Lord has really used you both as His vessel to breathe a renewed spirit in me! Thank you!!