Proverbs 13:12 Hope deferred makes the heart sick.
I really love this verse I read a commentary on this which I thought was so good. So often we can be hoping and praying for something and not seeing any evidence of anything happening and over time we can get discourage especially if it’s one of those things that you’ve been dealing with for many many years. And haven’t we all been there?
The commentary reads “The delay of that which a man eagerly desires and expects is such an affliction, that it differs little from a lingering disease; pause for WOW moment…..what if your struggling with pain, sickness and disease already??? Sounds to me like it might make it worse. Moving on….when the good desired and expected is obtained, it is the tree of life. That is most sweet, satisfactory, and reviving to the soul.”
Do you need to be revived or refreshed? Man I know I do. This world can be so hard and stressful, things coming at you from every direct it can make it easy to lose hope. I know for me, I’ve been that person who rehearsed my problems over and over, imagining the worse, thinking of all the “what if’s”. But honestly all that did was make me sick, more crazy and it magnified the situation. Then I’d find myself stuck in that hopeless feeling and caught up in fear. Have you been there? God didn’t give us a spirit of fear but of power and love and sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
Throughout the years I’ve discovered if I focus my eyes on Jesus and I help someone else in need it makes me feel better and my situation doesn’t seem so bad. Remember as bad as you have it someone always has it worse.
“The only way to be truly happy is to get your mind off yourself and help somebody else.”
It’s all about our perspective and where we focus. You’ve heard that saying “What you feed, it will grow.” So what are you feeding today? Hope or hopelessness? Health or sickness? Faith or worry? No matter what it is, choose HOPE focus on God, and go about doing good. We have to get ourselves off our mind if we every want to see change in our lives.
Whatever your problem is God has it and He says beautiful one lean on Me, put all your hopes and dreams in Me and I will bring them to pass. I will perfect that which concerns you. I will do exceedingly, abundantly, above and beyond all that you could ask or think. I love you, and created you with a specific purpose!! So stir yourself up precious one and hope in Me. Have faith in Me!! You are victorious!! You are My trophy of Grace.