There is going to come a point in your life, and in your journey of faith with the Lord, when you are going to cry out to the Lord for a breakthrough- and then, you’re going to get it! However long it takes for your season of breakthrough is up to the Lord’s perfect timing because “He makes all things beautiful in His time” (Ecc. 3:11) and you can trust Him! As you are waiting on the Lord to act, as He said He would do, don’t just sit by – worship while you wait! Worship doesn’t ebb and flow with life’s ups and downs, but instead should be one of the constants in your life. But here is something many people don’t understand while they’re waiting on the Lord’s timing: Praising the Lord of the Breakthrough is not what comes after the breakthrough, but before the breakthrough arrives.
One of the most common – and Scriptural – reasons people praise the Lord is because of what He has done for you. But one of the most powerful reasons to praise the Lord is because you believe He will do what He said He would do- even when you haven’t see it yet. That is the essence of faith. One of the primary expressions of your faith in the Lord is the point in your worship when your faith in the Lord of the Breakthrough is put into action through worship.
Trust Means Praising the Lord of the Breakthrough, First
With all of life’s difficulties, it easy to forget to worship as you’re waiting for your breakthrough, but the actions of faith often look different than what many presume they’ll see. The truth is that anyone can worship when things are great, but a a believer who has learned about the true power of praising the Lord of the Breakthrough will praise the Lord no matter what is going on. That is not easy! But you know that faith is the substance of things we hope for, and that the actions of faith prove that what we cannot see actually does exist. (Heb. 11:1) God hears you. God sees you. God knows you. God is working out the issues of your life for His glory – and sometimes that takes time while He is orchestrating a number of other things to be in place for your breakthrough! Praise the Lord in faith beforehand, and when God breaks through, you must then break forth in your worship!
Isaiah 61:11 says, “For as the earth brings forth her buds, and as the garden causes the things that are sown in it to spring forth, so the Lord God will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.” Note this phrase: “The Lord God will cause” that praise to spring forth. That is your promise! Yes, maybe you have to worship in the whale, as Jonah did, keep this in mind as you wait on the Lord: “The darker the days, the higher the praise.” Let your mouth and your inhibitions break forth and give glory to the Lord of the Breakthrough, before and after your answer – because there was nothing in your own power you could do to help your situation. The God of the Breakthrough will breakthrough- and He deserves all the glory.
Psalm 98:4 says, “Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the earth; break out in loud songs, and sing praises.” Isaiah 55:12 says, “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; the mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” I’ll give you a few more: “Sing, O heavens, for the LORD has done it; shout, O depths of the earth; break forth into singing, O mountains, O forest, and every tree in it!” (Isaiah 4:23) “Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the LORD has comforted His people and will have compassion on His afflicted.” (Isaiah 49:13) The Lord of the Breakthrough is on His way, in His perfect timing- and you can trust Him, so if you do: WORSHIP HIM!
Thought for today: Breaking Before God of the Breakthrough
You serve the kind of God that will grab the nearest angelic being, harness the powers of heaven and earth and race to get to you when you cry out for His help if that what your situation calls for. Hallelujah! Ask yourself this crucial question, examine your heart: Do you trust the Lord? Expect spiritual resistance when you are waiting on the Lord of the Breakthrough because, there is war in the heavenlies, but know this: God is on His way to you now. I’ll let the Word of God speak for itself:
“…MY CRY REACHED HIS EARS! Then … the earth quaked and trembled. The foundations of the mountains shook; they quaked because of His anger. Smoke poured from His nostrils; fierce flames leaped from His mouth. Glowing coals blazed forth from Him. He opened the heavens and came down; dark storm clouds were beneath His feet. Mounted on a mighty angelic being, He flew, soaring on the wings of the wind. He shrouded himself in darkness, veiling His approach with dark rain clouds. Thick clouds shielded the brightness around Him and rained down hail and burning coals. The Lord thundered from heaven; the voice of the Most High resounded amid the hail and burning coals. He shot His arrows and scattered His enemies; great bolts of lightning flashed, and they were confused. Then, at Your command, O Lord, at the blast of Your breath, the bottom of the sea could be seen, and the foundations of the earth were laid bare. He reached down from heaven and rescued me; He drew me out of deep waters. HE. RESCUED. ME.”
You serve a GOOD GOD. Build up your faith by reminding your spirit who He is!
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