Wait on the Lord, be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord.”  Psalm 27:14 NKJV

My daughter does not underline in the books that she reads. So a friend pointed out to me that when she borrowed one of her books for Bible study, Natalie had only underlined one sentence in the whole book. It was: waiting is so hard. Look at this verse. It takes courage to wait.


     George Matheson wrote: “We commonly associate patience with lying down. To lie down implies a great strength. But something that implies a strength greater still, is the power to work under stress, to continue under hardship, to have anguish in your spirit and still perform daily tasks…waiting on God in the street where we live.”

So…

If you’re single and waiting for marriage…

If you’re a teen and waiting for your place to belong…

If you’re childless and waiting for God to answer…

If you’re stuck in your career and waiting for a break…

If you’re married and waiting for the other person to change…

Place all your expectations in the Lord, rather than in uncertain, changeable circumstances. Don’t wait to live. Keep living while you’re waiting. Remain eager and expectant.

     Joni Eareckson Tada writes, “The people who grab God’s attention are those who not only wait; they watch. They watch because they know that God will answer. Rather than standing on a street corner of life, waiting for God, they go about their days unencumbered. They are productive, joyful people, knowing that God will come in due time. In the waiting, God will give you Himself. When you have apprehended Him in a new, fresh way, the waiting will be worth it.”

*Will you embrace God as you wait? Ask Him to show you how to do that.

Lord, I will fight the temptation to run ahead of You. Right now I lay my desires and petitions at Your feet and will wait for Your peace. In Jesus precious Name I pray, Amen.

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