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Take Heart and Wait for the Lord

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All at once an angel touched him and said, “Get up and eat.” He looked around, and there by his head was some bread baked over hot coals and a jar of water. He ate and drank and then lay down again.

The angel of the Lord came back a second time and touched him and said, “Get up and eat, for the journey is too much for you.” So he got up and ate and drank. Strengthened by that food, he traveled forty days and forty nights until he reached Horeb, the mountain of God (1 Kings 19:5-8 NIV).

God can save us in our darkest hour. Even when we have given up on ourselves, He has not given up on us. He will continue to provide for you and cherish you because you are His child. For example, I was in a dark place without housing for several months. My family of five lived in one motel room, with the bathroom being my office. I considered that time to be my lowest moment, but God provided. He gave me a promotion; He gave my husband a raise. He told me He would open a housing opportunity in March, and I stood fast to His word, not knowing what God would do or how He was going to do it.

From my standpoint, everything looked bleak, but from God’s view, everything was moving in the right direction. I just had to rest until He gave me instructions on what to do next. Now I was not running for my life like Elijah was, but I had to trust in God’s provision for every area of my life. In Him, I found peace; I stood still and knew that He was God. Did I have my moments? Of course, I did. I had moments where I thought we would never be delivered. But God saw to it that we were. My sister was standing in faith with me. She found a place online that was renting and was open on the weekend. I got the application and filled it out. They told me it was first come, first served, so I made sure to get the application submitted on time. They called me the next day and told me I was approved.

No housing complex had approved me for the two years, but I was approved in God’s timing. They told me my move-in date would be in March—months away, but I knew it was God because He told me we would be delivered in March. I’m still in awe of how He transitioned us to this place, a newly renovated apartment. I give Him all the glory and praise for all He has done. So I encourage you today. Stand firm in faith and know that He has heard your cry. He may tarry, but He has not forgotten you or your circumstance.

Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord (Psalm 27:14).


Scripture is quoted from THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

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Nia Taylor CBN Prayer Center

Nia's been at CBN since 2016. She's pursuing a bachelor's degree in Strategic Communication with a minor in Leadership at Regent University. She lives in Virginia with her husband and family.

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