Surely it’s tiring to keep going, to keep fighting, and to keep believing unto His promises when you can’t even see His fingerprints, when you can't hear His footsteps, when you can't trace His heart, and when you can’t see miracles and answered prayers.
In multitudes we find comfort in being connected, in abundance, we find fullness and joy, in success, we find meaning and purpose and in emptiness, we find failings and breakings. Surely, it's painful but there is so much healing in stillness, a breakthrough in a quiet and lonely place when no one is watching, only you and God. In the wilderness, a barren and desolate place, we can find beauty and solace in being honest with ourselves and just pouring out our hearts to God.
Trust His heart because the more you trust the more your love grows deeper.
Trusting God costs us not to trust ourselves, sometimes we thought we're capable on our own but the truth is as a believer we are called to live in faith and not by sight, and it's incredibly hard. We are called to believe every Word in the Scripture and to obey Him one day at a time.
Intimacy is emotionally invasive; it requires knowing and being known. But the vulnerability and the self-denial that intimacy necessitates can often feel too costly. So we substitute doing for knowing and giving for being known. We show our love in other ways, we reason. But intimacy has no other way. Without time, without attention, without listening, without touch, we can call it what we like, but it is not intimacy. Alicia Britt Chole
There's hidden treasure in your hidden years in the wilderness, it isn't about the possessions, achievements, or titles that you obtained, it's more than that. No amount of money could pay for that- it's an unshakable identity, the person you're becoming during the tough times of your life, it's just you and the Lord. How intimate is that!
His time in obscurity allowed him to develop his character and draw closer to God, enabling him to accomplish more than he appeared capable of.
When no one recognizes us, no one celebrates with us, no one applauds us, and no one sees us- God still notices every lil' thing we're doing, seen or unseen in the eyes of many. How comforting it is to know that there's Someone greater than anyone else who is pleased even in our hidden days when we choose to draw closer to Him.
Thus, even though we don't know what's next, we may still rejoice in the Lord and praise Him if we take one small step of faith each day,persevere and surrender until He make it clear.
Life is quirky, full of surprises, a riddle of suffering, and marvels of such great grace