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I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh.
– Ezekiel 36:26
You see Jesus’ faith tested in the temptation scenes in Luke 4:1-13. The basic question, put before him three times, is this: ‘Is God to be trusted?’ That is the great question that the human race is asking at the most basic level. We hear Jesus ever more resoundingly answer, ‘Yes, God is on your side. Yes, God is more for you than you are for yourself.’
– Adapted from Richard Rohr’s
The Good News According to Luke: Spiritual Reflections
God sometimes puts us on hold so that, after the wait, there is less of us and more of Him.
When God delays in prospering our businesses or promoting our newest product, it is so that we may die to our own ideas, our own egos. After the delay, we often experience the joy of experiencing God’s best for us.
For I know well the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare, not for woe! Plans to give you a future full of hope.
– Jeremiah 29:11