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Cannot Wait

Revelation 21:4 And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

For those of you who know pain, I understand. Pain is a great motivator. It will make you give up. It will make you give in. It will break your will. It will make you do things you would never consider without it. I cannot wait when pain no longer is a part of anyone’s life. That day is not today.

My prayer in all this is but one thing.

Father how can you be glorified in all this?

It says I don’t have all the answers, but I know what is expected.

It says I do not know what to do, but seek a path not clear to me through my tears.

It also says pain has not won even if I cannot see the end.

I cannot wait and yet I wait for the promise that lay ahead is mine, yours, ours, in Christ Jesus.

You are not alone. I am not alone.

To God be the glory.

Clarity

2 Corinthians 7:10-11 For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death. For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.

I have proved myself in these matters. It is with godly sorrow that I cannot clear another. That gift belongs to Christ and Christ alone. Try as I might I cannot stand in for you. Only Christ is our propitiation. I have a heart to save, but only Christ is our Savior.

I have clarity only in what I cannot do. I have done everything I can in these matters and the results are left up to God. The hard part for love is to trust God for the results when it looks like love has failed.

If my love is godly love, it has not failed. I know that in my heart but my eyes fail me because I do not see what I want. The secret to intercession is not to care for the result for it is God’s will be done. It is the intercessors task to stand in place of suffering.

This I do.

The result is not according to my will. I can only trust God.