Get Up and Go On

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Ever been in a quandary?

You thought you had received a specific promise and direction from the Lord, yet it has not come. You wonder what it’s all about and when the answer finally comes; it is more than what you had hoped for. Often, not at all what you had expected!

Can you relate?

The disciples must have been in a quandary. They had been given specific instructions for the preparation of Jesus triumphal entry into Jerusalem. They were to find a donkey and a colt tied and waiting for the Master’s use.

Their Messiah would ride into the city on a gentle, humble colt? But, why not a horse—picturing the power and majesty meant for a conquering King?

Through my study of the scriptures about Palm Sunday, I discovered the colt was customary for royalty and a sign of peace for the crowds who would cry out: “Hosanna in the Highest, blessed is He who comes in the Name of the Lord”. *

Did the disciples understand that Jesus was fulfilling the ancient prophecy from Zechariah that day?

Do we always understand God’s will and purpose when He asks specific things of us? I don’t believe so. Yet, though the purpose is not always clear, we are encouraged to do what He says and to trust Him when we do not understand.

I believe we sometimes forget the Lord wants us to come to Him as a child. He already knows what’s in our hearts, but He lovingly waits for us to honestly tell Him all that’s in our hearts. He wants to hear our questions. He knows what’s ahead and will reveal it when the time is right.

That’s what happened to me just recently. I was finally honest with God about my personal quandary. I held nothing back, not even my tears. Wonder of wonders; the peace of the Prince, became mine once again. When the answer finally came, it was so much more than I could ever have hoped for, imagined, or dreamed!

     Fret not when your way seems unclear.
Remember—keep drawing near.
 My purpose will be made known,
As you get up and go on.

   Share what you’ve seen and heard.
   Remember My Holy Word.
My purpose will be made known,
As you get up and go on.

When difficulty comes—you won’t be crushed. When confounded—you won’t despair.
When oppressed—you won’t be forsaken.
When struck down—you won’t be destroyed.

 When tempted to grow weary,
You won’t lose heart.
You will be renewed day by day,
As you get up and go on.
   (Reflections from 2 Corinthians 4) 

You may have questions that have yet to be answered. Run to Jesus. Lean on Him and tell Him all about it. After you have poured out your heart, catch a fresh breath of the wind of the Spirit.

* “Say to the daughter of Zion, ‘See your King comes to you, gentle and riding on a donkey.’ ”  (Matthew 21:5 NIV). 

* “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout in triumph, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your king is coming to you; He is just and endowed with salvation, Humble, and mounted on a donkey, Even on a colt, the foal of a donkey.” (Zechariah 9:9 NIV).

Father in Heaven,
            Help us trust you in times of waiting for Your will and purpose to be made known, as we pour out our hearts and get up and go on. In the Name of Jesus.  Amen.

Grateful for God’s Grace,

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