Author: Rev. Esther Holmes
May 10, 2018

Think about it!  Christians should all write one word on their tombstone – Waiting!
When I can’t feel the faith of assurance I live by the fact of God’s faithfulness.  To apostle Paul more than to any other man, doing Christ’s work was His earthly pay, but gaining Christ’s smile was heaven.
If a bird flies for pleasure it flies with the wind.  If it senses danger it turns into the wind to gain altitude, and flies up toward the sun! The sufferings of life are God’s winds.
Jesus never promised an easy passage, but he does promise a safe landing.  Being left alone by Satan is not evidence of being blessed.  Learn the power of being still in trouble enter His rest and know He is God.  The secret of knowing God’s complete sufficiency is in coming to an end of everything in ourselves and our circumstances.
Once we reach this point, we will stop seeking sympathy for our difficult situations or ill treatment, because we will recognize these things as the necessary conditions for blessings.  We will then turn from our circumstances to God, realizing they are the evidence of Him working in our lives.