Learn How to Wait

We gain new strength when we wait on the Lord. Strength that we didn’t have before we started waiting on the Lord. We also gain trust because the Lord is able to bring us out of any situation, but we must trust Him to do so. He will lead us and guide us into what is right for us.

Devotional

Psalm 40:1-4

One of the hardest things to do in life is to wait. We all like things to be done right away. We even go out of our way to try and make things happen for ourselves. A lot of times things are beyond our control and when we put our hands to it, we make an even bigger mess of things. 

When we don’t know what action to take or decision to make it is wise to pray and seek God in the matter. Also, we can do what we can and let God handle the rest. God will give us the necessary help we need, right when He sees fit. Psalm 40:1 declares, I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry. Not only did David wait on the Lord, but he waited patiently on the Lord. Likewise, not only do we need to just wait on the Lord, but we need to learn how to wait on the Lord. Patiently waiting on the Lord to act is not impossible for us to do. When we wait patiently for Him to do what only He can do, we see the His marvelous works performed in our lives before our very eyes.

We see the love and care the Lord has for us. The word declares that the Earth is the Lord’s and the fullness thereof; the world, and they that dwell therein. So that gives us confidence knowing that whatever we need, or desire can be ours because the Lord is over it all. He can even cause others to give to us when we are in need. 

We gain new strength when we wait on the Lord. Strength that we didn’t have before we started waiting on the Lord. We also gain trust because the Lord is able to bring us out of any situation, but we must trust Him to do so. He will lead us and guide us into what is right for us. 

Our waiting patiently is not only beneficial to us, but also to those around us.  Others will see how we waited patiently on the Lord during our circumstances and began to respect God and put their trust in Him. While we wait patiently for the Lord, we can praise Him and thank Him in advance. Because He is able to exceedingly and abundantly above all that we ask or think. So, remain where you are and delay your actions, while in expectation that the Lord’s actions are going to work out for your good. 

Minister

Shaquatta Edgar

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