Psalm 27:14, “Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!”
🔴 WAIT ON THE LORD
If you’re told to wait when you face a problem, situation, calamity, illness, or test result, what do you do while waiting? Do you wear out the carpet pacing? Are you on the phone complaining? Pity party of one in progress!
Is it time to change your approach?
We do not control all aspects of life, but we can reflect. Think about everything working together for God’s glory. That should change your attitude and cause you to celebrate the lesson.
We can thank God for His constant training. The enemy’s schemes never change. Is it time to stop falling for the same tricks? We have victory in Jesus, and if we follow His method, we can overcome any problem.
According to God’s Word, we have always struggled with waiting.
Sarah didn’t trust God’s plan and told Abraham to sleep with her handmaid, Hagar. (Genesis 16:1-2, “Abram’s wife had borne him no children. But she had an Egyptian slave named Hagar 2 so she said to Abram, “The Lord has kept me from having children. Go, sleep with my slave; perhaps I can build a family through her.”) Not trusting God breeds confusion and suspicion. Continue reading the story of Abraham, Sarah, and Hagar.
Patience is a difficult lesson to learn. We will suffer the consequences of rushing to human solutions. Think about approaching your next problem with patient trust instead of rushed doubt. So remember, whatever storm you may be going through God’s right there with you because He has promised never to leave you or forsake you.
Let’s pray: “Sovereign Lord, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness and your strong hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth that can do the deeds and mighty works you do? You Lord, who is the maker of all things, we can take confidence in that your promises are real, and your love and faithfulness is steadfast. Thank you for your constant presence, protection, and provisions.” Amen
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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