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Faith and Patience
By Victoria Osteen - Sep 25, 2012
Have you been praying and hoping for something specific, and it seems like it's taking a long time to come to pass? I want to encourage you to stand strong because God is faithful to His promises! Scripture tells us that the moment we pray, the tide of the battle begins to turn. If you've been praying for a long time, I believe the currents of God are flowing in your direction! The currents of God are going to rescue you and usher you to your place of victory. The currents of God are going to turn things around! They are going to shift things in your favor! We may not see those results instantaneously, but that's when we have to walk in faith and patience so we can see His promises come to pass.

Hebrews six says that it's through faith and patience that we inherit His promises. I heard someone who was being funny say, "Lord, give me patience…and hurry up!" I think sometimes we've all prayed like that, "Lord, I'm being patient about this thing, so please hurry up!" But we have to remember, when we are in faith, we are content to wait as long as it takes. It doesn't have to be done our way or in our timing. Our faith, our confidence in God is what causes that patience to rise out of our hearts. Because of faith, we trust that God is working even when we don't see it.

Today, whatever it is you are believing for, rest in Him. Allow faith and patience to quiet your heart. Put your confidence and hope in Him because He who promised is faithful! The tide of the battle is turning! As you stand in agreement with His Word, You are activating His power in your life, and I believe you will see those dreams and desires come to pass in Jesus' name!

"We do not want you to become lazy, but to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised." (Hebrews 6:12, NIV)
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