"Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished!" Luke 1:42
At first I had much difficulty taking this scripture into my heart as my own. After all, this is referring to Mary the mother of Jesus. But in Studying the words, it's really about believing isn't it? It's not about who I am or what I've done that is good or bad, but about God giving grace when we believe.When we step in belief we are blessed. Something happens in a heart when we stubbornly refuse to give in to the enemy's plan to sow doubt and despair.
"Blessed is she who has believed..."
Has believed. How long have you believed? How long have you waited for that thing you are believing about? The blessing seems to come after the believing, but not necessarily immediately after believing. Actively believing, not a one time deal. Continuously walking in a state of belief. No longer wishing for or even hoping for in the sense that you "hope it will happen" but in a state of waiting for God to reveal his timing. Knowing that your God will either bless you with whatever it is, or give you something HE regards as better. Oh, that is powerful. To know that God will not give you something because you want it, but to give you what he thinks is better for you. When we have this kind of trust, we are blessed. When we really believe that God is for us, and is working for what is best for us, we are blessed.
"what the Lord has said to her..."