A blog subscriber, Julia, wrote this in response to the last post, “If He gave you a verse that reminds you of what He is going to do, READ IT. And especially read it when times get tough.”
That made me nervous because at the time, I could not think of or recall that God gave me a verse along with this time frame. I know that if you believe you have heard something from God, God ALWAYS confirms His word to you with His word, the Bible. Realizing this just about broke me because, like I said, I couldn’t recall a verse to reference with which God used to confirm His words to me.
This afternoon, as I was putting Jazmine down for a nap, I began to pray silently. I heard the Holy Spirit whisper to read. So I did. Just as I was thinking about not having a verse, the Holy Spirit reminded me that I was given a verse. I was given a verse December 12, 2011. That verse is Psalms 40: 1-4, specifically verses 2 and 3. I will share that passage with you now.
1 I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
3 He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.
4 Blessed is that man who makes the Lord his trust,
And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.
All four verses spoke to me but the parts in bold were the clinchers. I don’t know how I could have forgotten this verse! I am embarrassed and ashamed at this. I lived and breathed this verse daily up until God gave me a date to go with His confirmed word.
I turned from His confirmed word and concentrated on the date in excitement and anticipation. I did not cling to God’s word. What a fatal mistake. God forgive me. After God’s gentle reminder, I will continue to live and breathe this verse.