"Incline Your ear, O Lord, and answer me, for I am poor and distressed, needy and desiring. Preserve my life, for I am godly and dedicated; O my God, save Your servant, for I trust in You [leaning and believing on You, committing all and confidently looking to You, without fear or doubt]. Be merciful and gracious to me, O Lord, for to You do I cry all the day."
I asked God to teach me what David learned while in the fields with the sheep, when he was hunted for 14 years by King Saul. Teach me what Joseph learned in the pit, as a slave and then imprisoned.
Am I the only one who believes God, trusts Him, eats His Word, studies, prays, keeps fellowship with Him and even declares His promises over my life only to wonder what I've missed?
I heard a Preacher answer this request later that evening this way - "David learned suffering."
To be completely honest, this "Timeline Photo" really brings it home for me - it's the icing on the cake. In speaking with my husband a week prior, I acknowledged this as being a real issue for me, thinking I'd already un-become everything I was. Still there's more to do.
Keep truckin Saints. As with King David and Joseph who was over all of Egypt after Pharaoh, there is a glory to be revealed in us after this. Fear not and don't faint. Whatever you're in, you and God are the majority. Listen to God and follow His lead.