Monday, August 26, 2013

Dealing With "Pharaoh"

Waiting on God in any capacity is not easy. It is only Him that can give the strength and the hope to keep going on. But there are times when during your waiting period, there is a tangible thing, most likely a person, whom you are "waiting on" or who is holding back the physical manifestation of what God has done for you. This can be worrying.
I liken such a person to Pharaoh who did not want to let the Israelites go. I guess with each sign and wonder to affect the Egyptians, one would think Pharaoh would change his mind. Instead his heart remained hardened until the 10th plague [Exodus 6-12]. With each plague, time was passing by. If I was one of the Israelites, I would wonder why things were taking time and why God could not just do the 10th plague in the beginning and save all the time.
God is a God of order, perfect timing and infinite wisdom. With Him, there is no mistake. Every period of waiting gives rise to a testimony. He uses the opportunity to reveal Himself in a way unique from how He has shown Himself. God is a God you can put all your trust in and not get disappointed. Above all, He makes everything beautiful in its own time.
If you are waiting on God and it seems there is a “Pharaoh” on your case, please heed the voice of Your loving Father today. He says, “Be still, and know that I am God [Psalm 46:10]; You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the LORD will give you [2 Chronicles 20:17a]; The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still [Exodus 14:14]”.
The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: He turns it wherever He will [Proverbs 21:1, King James 2000 Bible]. Bring your “Pharaoh” to God in prayer.
Pray for wisdom on the next step(s) to take. Pray also that God will bless this “Pharaoh” such that in his joy and happiness, he will desire to make others happy. Pray that the Holy Spirit will bring to his remembrance your case. Just as King Xerxes remembered Mordecia [Esther 6], may your “Pharaoh” be awakened to the fact that you are a covenant child of God. May honor and recognition also follow as your “Pharaoh” lets go of your blessing.
In Jesus name, Amen.
As you wait on God, remember that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to His purpose for them [Romans 8:28, NLT].
Remain blessed.
All scripture are taken from the New International Version (NIV) translation unless otherwise stated.

6 comments:

Toinlicious said...

Welcome back and thanks for sharing this. *fingers crosses*

David C Brown said...

Welcome back! Trenchant as usual. "We wait for thy salvation, Oh Jehovah".

Gee | EverythingWeddingsAndMore said...

I can definitely relate to this Pharaoh situation...I have been waiting and just this weekend I felt i was gonna break. but somehow my strength has been renewed.

1 + The One said...

Welcome back, great to read a post from you!
May God perfect His good work in us while we wait and may we endure to the end in faithfulness to God who never fails.
God bless you Rita... May God grant you the desires of your heart according to His word in Psalm 37:4-5 xx

@ilola said...

Please, please. Don't leave blogger. You are a real source of inspiration to me and my life. You have a way of speaking directly to me every single time.

Thanks for sharing this.

Shona said...

What a beautiful and encouraging message. Thank you for that.