Guiding Scripture: Psalm 53:1-6
His way. His story. His timing. His glory
Contributing Writer: Robin Lambert
Life isn’t fair! Terrible things happen to good people while the wicked cruise through life with their material wealth, status, and fame. Good people believe in God, while the fool mocks them for believing in someone invisible, so detached and uncaring.
There are injustices, corruption, fraud, depravity, and immorality in this world. Decent people struggle just to make ends meet. Do not be disheartened by the brokenness and darkness of this world. All things break, but all things can be mended. Wait on God! In His time, God will make all things new.
Waiting requires patience, and patience is a rare quality.
You can choose to retreat by staying in bed, hiding from the darkness surrounding you, or you can center your thoughts on the One Who holds the universe in place as He tenderly cares for you. God will carry you through the darkest days and give you hope in the pouring rain. Waiting is how God constructs something better. God is building something more significant than what you are facing today or will confront in the future.
The waiting is often part of God’s rebuilding process. Don’t get dismayed by how things seem now. Sometimes all you can do is leave it in God’s hands and wait.
Once you learn to wait for the Lord’s leading in everything, you will know the strength that finds its highest point in an even and steady walk with Him. God’s love and companionship will always bring you your greatest joy regardless of your circumstances.
His love is better than life.
Through the raging storms and the intermittent drizzle, you can learn to dance in the rain choosing joy and gratitude as your attitude of praise. Love intentionally, extravagantly, unconditionally; this broken world waits in darkness for the Light that is you. Good things come to those who wait.
Better things come to those who don’t give up, and the best things come to those who believe. God will fulfill His promises, right the wrongs, save the lost, and restore His people. The best is yet to come.
This devotional was submitted by Robin Lambert, a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose. Edited by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Robin is a California native and a SW Virginia resident who is a wife, mother, grandmother, Young Living Essential Oils representative and founder of Emotionally Messy Friends. The Church is full of women who desire a deeper walk with Christ. Their lives may be a mess, but God doesn’t want to keep them that way!