“Because the Sovereign LORD helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.” -Isaiah 50:7
I had to wait on God for a very long time after I had exhausted all my knowledge concerning a breakthrough in my career. While waiting I stumbled on this verse and started searching for the meaning of “flint.”
I discovered flint was used in the bible more than once and it referred to a sort of hard rock which cannot be broken with ease.
The prophet referred to his face as “flint” because he realized that to trust in God in the midst of antagonistic situations and voices around can be tough but one needs to be as hard as a flint to remain unbroken.
While I did not see a change for a long time during this trying period, I will go to God daily and repeat this verse to Him saying “I may have lost count of the days of waiting but I have not lost hope.”
This words matured in me and produced seeds that eventually shaped my outlook. Are you waiting for the desires of your heart to begin to manifest? Are you praying for bondages to fall off of you so you can see your dreams come to pass? Are you waiting and praying for the salvation of friends and family? Are you trusting God for prosperity, favor, promotion, honor, and all the blessings found in His Word?
Are you tired of waiting for harvest time in your life? Are you frustrated, crying out, “When, God, when?” Then you need to understand that God’s timing is often a mystery. He doesn’t do things on our timetable. Yet His Word promises that He will not be late, not one single day.
God causes things to happen at exactly the right time! Your job is not to figure out when, but to make up your mind that you won’t give up until you cross the finish line. You too can go to him daily and challenge God with your words saying “I may have lost count, but I haven’t lost hope.”
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