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My Beautiful One,
When you feel like giving up, I remind you of the truth. Don't pass it off as something you already know. Slow down and listen. I am speaking what you need to hear right now. I am bringing truth to your mind that is pertinent to what you need at this moment. Knowing something in your head is not the same as knowing it in your heart. It may take many reminders before you get it and leave it with Me. Be patient with yourself.
I have spoken to you about your prodigal. You don't see what I said happening, and it's tempting to wonder if it was Me who gave you that promise. It was Me. So, don't you give up! Speak out loud the hope I gave you. Write it down. Picture your wayward one living a new life.
Remember, the waiting has a purpose. I am teaching you to trust Me. Trust doesn't come easy for you and you tend to live out of your head. The promise of a miracle becomes a distant thought that you hope you get to see someday. You know My timing is perfect, but it doesn't help much because your heart is longing for the miracle now. Either you put too much emphasis on your prodigal, or you put them out of your mind, so you don't have to feel the pain.
Pain isn't always bad. It has the potential to keep you leaning on Me. It can motivate you to pray and cry out to Me. When you feel the pain of waiting, and you do it with Me, you start to pay more attention to what I say. I tell you what you need to hear. I remind you of the miracle I am planning. I give you peace, and I give you joy. You are filled with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit, and once again you believe.
So, don't you give up on a miracle! I am a wonder-working God and nothing is too hard for Me. Here is a promise I want to remind you of today:
Since ancient times no one has heard, no ear has perceived, no eye has seen any God besides you, who acts on behalf of those who wait for him.
Do not despise the waiting, because it's there that I am acting on your behalf.