Friday, April 17, 2009

Each One Teach One

Thanks for all of the responses to my post from April 15 and 16. I was really touched by the things you shared and it made me more aware that how I've walked through my journey and the things that I've shared have had a positive impact on others. Believe me, I learn and grow as much from all of you as some of you have learned from me.

There was one comment left on my blog yesterday that I wanted to post today. Thank you Theresa for the passage of scripture you sent. I know that others will appreciate it as well.


"If it seems slow, be patient!
For it will surely take place.
It will not be late by a single day."
Habakkuk 2:3

This passage brought me immediate comfort when I read it. I checked BibleGateway to find what version of the bible it was from and in the process found other interesting interpretations of this scripture.

The Message: This vision-message is a witness pointing to what's coming.It aches for the coming—it can hardly wait! And it doesn't lie.If it seems slow in coming, wait. It's on its way. It will come right on time.

New Living: This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed.

New International Reader: The message I give you waits for the time I have appointed. It speaks about what is going to happen. And all of it will come true. It might take a while. But wait for it. You can be sure it will come. It will happen when I want it to.

7 comments:

kristine said...

I LOVE this passage. Thank you for sharing it. I do not remember hearing it before.

I'm printing it and putting it on my work bulletin board.

4evamom said...

There is so much comfort in God's word. There are so many spiritual gems.Here's a few scriptures that have brought me comfort through trials...

"Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.

Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything"
James 1:2-4 (NIV)

When we face trials and endure we get stronger. We become better people as a result. The beauty of it all is the He brings us through, giving us nothing more than we can handle. He directs us to the right scripture and puts the right people in our paths.

haze said...

Thanks Valarie - I needed that too.

Eastiopians said...

It was passed on to me from a blog friend last year, and I posted it on my desk at work when I was struggling in the middle of the paperwork phase. I like to pass it on when I can, and I am so glad that it spoke to you and that you are passing it on. God provides us such comfort.

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

...and now my dear sista, the praising begins! Praise HIM as if you've passed court --- because in the realm of things not seen, it has already happened just as HE has decreed it.

So don't wait to "hear" about the successful courtdate passing, PRAISE and SHOUT NOW (I know I am singing songs of praise, jumping up and down, and singing more praise songs on your behalf----so come on and join me)!

...your blessing is standing right there---it truly is! So Be It!

Kim said...

Bless you! For your heart, your courage, your perseverance. Move forward in joy and confidence. Know that your victory is at hand.

Thank you for sharing your journey with me. It gives me hope and courage to walk confidently in the direction of my dreams.

Nancy said...

I love this! And it applies to SO many life situations. God's Word truly is living and active and applicable to NOW. Thanks Valarie! Hold fast and know that He has you and the kids in the palm of His hand.

Original Court Date: April 18, 2009
Final Court Date: May 18, 2009
[607 total days & 165 days w/IAN]