walk in the word
I’d rather do anything else than wait. You know what I mean? Sometimes I’d rather just get it done any way I can than wait on God to do it right.
I know, that’s really stupid.
But hey friend, don’t leave me standing out here alone—you’ve thought about taking matters into your own hands too, haven’t you? I don’t think there’s a person reading this that hasn’t faced or is not now facing some situation that is calling that called for waiting. You’ve you had to wait. Y and you know all about the angst and anxiety of trusting that God would act in those long and silent hours.
Maybe you can identify with one of these common waiting room experiences:
Are you . . .
When God does not immediately answer our prayers, the Bible urges us from cover to cover to wait on the Lord. The Psalms alone are packed with passionate petitions to wait on Him:
Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
The Bible says that you must also wait on the Lord for many things:What are you waiting on God for today? Try on these biblical situations and see which ones fit.
Do any Any of those situations sound familiar?
I love what the prophet Isaiah says about waiting. He writes in chapter 40:31: “those who wait for the Lord will gain new strength.” “Get it? Waiting on the Lord equals new strength. God doesn’t give strength to people on the move. You have to stop, still your heart, and open His Word. Like Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that He I am is God.”
Think back. There was a time when you did that—remember? God gave you great wisdom in those difficult moments when you waited quietly before Him. And now your testimony is one of God’s strength. Praise God the Lord for that. But how long ago was that? (Oh, too long?) Wouldn’t you love a new taste of God’s strength? Stop fussing, stop managing the situation and wait on Him.
You may be wondering as you look into a difficult problem or into an unknown future, “Am I ever going to have the strength for this?” The answer is yes. Like Isaiah the prophet and David the Psalmist, wait on the Lord. Fill your days with worship. Worship God, knowing you’ll never fully understand how all the details of His plan for you fit together. May you be lost in the wonder of His Person today.and And someday when you look back on this time, may you see these hours, days, months or even years this difficult time as one of the containing some of the most exciting moments periods of your life—because you waited on God and He answered you.
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