Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord.
Psalm 27:14 (ESV)
It’s hard to wait, isn’t it? In today’s time, it seems we are waiting on too many things: the presidential election results, a vaccine for COVID-19, getting people back to work. For me, I’m waiting to feel comfortable to go back to church and to hug my family and friends again.
Waiting takes patience. I have found when we wait, something good always happens.
Waiting patiently, we learn many things about God. He is the source of patience. Developing patience teaches us to trust Him more and draws us closer in our relationship with the Heavenly Father. It gives us time to understand what we can control and what is beyond our control. God will help us wait it out when we need it most. Patience is for our good.
God knows our future. I have learned it takes the pressure off in trying to find my way. Patience is a valuable tool in the world of relationships. His plans and His ways are far better than mine. In the past, I ran before God to pursued new friendships. Those connections resulted in heartbreak and failure. Challenging relationships have taught me to trust in God’s perfect timing.
Our hearts can take courage if we look at the many BLESSINGS we have right now. The Lord is always working on our behalf, even if we can’t see it. I believe that’s when He is working the hardest. Turn this season of waiting to reevaluate your relationship with God. Ask Him what He has for you in this waiting period.
Choose to place your hope in the Lord, no matter how long it takes. He is preparing us for what’s to come. Be watchful and expectant. Keep your eyes on the blessings in the waiting.
Thoughts for the Day
God is good to those who wait for Him, to the soul who seeks Him. The process of waiting is just as necessary as what we are waiting for. His timing brings blessings to us and glory to His name.
Share a blessing that has occurred while you waited on the Lord to deliver.