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Romans 8:24-26 Learning to Hang in the Balance

Romans 8:24-26 (NKJV)
For we were saved in this hope, but hope that is seen is not hope; for why does one still hope for what he sees? 25 But if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance. Likewise, the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us[b] with groanings which cannot be uttered.

Are you impatiently patient? Do you calmly get frustrated waiting on waiting? Are you used to immediate gratification or even getting everything that you desire in every other area of life? Sometimes in life, we have had one strong desire for years, whether it is to become a c-level executive, have a flourishing self-sustaining business, become married, have children, be debt free, reconcile a relationship, lose weight and sustain that weight loss, complete a degree, or have one successful long-lasting career. Whatever the hope or desire maybe, hanging in the balance of life becomes increasingly difficult because in the flesh uncertainty of the future doesn't sit well with most of us. Therefore, as our scripture reminds us, our hope cannot be turned into the mere expectation of finding satisfaction in things that only make time and sense. It takes persistence and consistency. Persistence to be steadfast in the promise that God has given us, and consistency in our relationship with Christ, to ensure that it is He who is speaking to us. Bottomline, it is all about patience until the promise comes. Reflecting on today's scripture, if we hope for what we do not see, we eagerly wait for it with perseverance and the Holy Spirit will help us when we get weak. Therefore, we are not alone in this journey. The Holy Spirit is always with us and strengthens us when we are weak. It is the Holy Spirit that will assist us with working and hanging in the balance longer than we humanly possibly think we can hang there. Today, I encourage you to garner up your patience and become patiently patient while hanging in the balance of life. The journey may have already been long, but Christ will come, though he seems to tarry. I encourage you to continue to show up with faith, continue to have the courage and willpower to be persistent and consistent in your actions that reflect Christ, pray for spiritual companionship, and most importantly be still and quiet long enough to hear God's voice. Amen.