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Date: Mar 8, 2004
This word is submitted by Teresa Seputis (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Seed of Hope
Child of Mine, I have planted the seed of hope in your heart. Do not
be discouraged if you do not see the fruit of it instantly. Seeds
start small and the initial growth is underground. There are no
apparent signs of that life at first. But that does not mean the seed
has died. It means that the roots are going down, that the seed is being
established that it might begin to shoot forth it's stem.
Child of Mine, I have seen your area of discouragement and I am with
you. I know it has been hard for you, but do not fret. I am with
you and I am working behind the scenes on your behalf. And in time
you will see My glory come into your situation.
At times, it seems like I am not quick to reward your faithfulness. But
do not give up hope. For I am working behind the scenes on your behalf
long before My efforts will become apparent to you. Do you remember My
servant Mordecai? His life is a reminder of My faithfulness and of the
hope that I have given you. I permitted him to discover a conspiracy
against the king and to report it. The king acted on his information and
that information saved his life and secured his throne. But Mordecai
was not rewarded for it. He was not even acknowledged or thanked. It
seemed as though his good deed was for naught. He could have become
discouraged and felt unappreciated and taken advantage of. But he chose
not to do that. He chose to trust in My faithfulness instead. And
his trust was well placed, for I was working behind the scenes on his
Haman wanted to kill him and even built a gallows toward that end. And
then Haman came early to the king's court, to seek permission to execute
Mordecai. And the king would have given that permission if I had not
intervened. But I caused a restlessness to come upon the king, that he
could not sleep that night. In his sleeplessness, he called for the
administrators to read the chronicles of the city. And it was at that
very instant, even has Haman waited in the outer court, that I made the
king aware of Mordecai's deed and of the fact that he had not been
rewarded for it. And so, instead of allowing Mordecai to be executed,
the king ordered him to be honored.
You see, I was working behind the scenes in Mordacai's life. I am the
One Who caused the reward to be postponed that I might use it to save
Mordecai's life. And I am working just as actively behind the scenes
in your life. You cannot see and you cannot perceive what I am doing,
but I am active on your behalf.
At times I manipulate circumstances in a manner that you wish they would
not go in. I do not do it to torment you, I do not do this to treat you
unfairly or to misuse you. Rather, I do it because I understand the big
picture and I am working on your behalf and for your good. I know all
the factors in your situation and I know the hidden dangers that you are
unaware of. And I am actively working behind the scenes for your good,
to give you a hope and a future.
So hope in Me and you will not be disappointed. Be patient and hang on
a little longer, and you will see My faithfulness, and I will bring My
glory into your situation. Hope in Me, for I am faithful and My plans
for you are good. I am working on your behalf, even as I worked on
Mordacai's behalf. I will take care of you, you will not be disappointed.
So hope in Me.