Waiting | Devotions of the Week Vol.13

March 11, 2016

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

Oh, how patience is a virtue I am definitely lacking. Waiting in the "fast" food line, I tap my foot in complete annoyance as the customer in front of me orders slowly. As I walk with an unnaturally, slow pace due to the crowd in front of me with their current gate, I am try to hold myself from stormily, running past them. As I wait for God to really use me in a mighty way, I try to bring that task upon myself. As I wait for God to place the man He has chosen for me, I long for Him to place that in my life now. 

As I struggled with patience this week, I was encouraged by the words:

His timing is always perfect, never failing. 

There is beauty in this waiting period, because there is a reason for it. God's timing is always perfect. While the aches of your heart may say other wise, it is. This battle may seem like a horrible burden to carry, but it doesn't have to be. Surrender this to God, and He will carry you. His strength will become your own.

As I lifted up this desire of my heart, I put my trust in Him. I know His plans are exactly what He wants for me. In this season, He is encouraging me to grow and build my faith so that I will be prepared. There is beauty in singleness. God has given me time to fully focus on growth. While I am looking for a treasure of this world, He wants me to refocus on the treasure that is our God. 

As David waited for his crown and Abraham waited for his child, they all grew deeper in their faith during that period. 

As we wait for the Lord to place His perfect plan in our lives, we are called to put our trust and hope in Him. He rewards those who trust Him. The question He will continue to ask you is, "Will you trust me when my answer is wait?"

As a human being, we want everything to go according to our own plan. Our life is not our own. Live with an attitude of faith. Our God is a God of love and of good.

Reflection:

God's timing is always good and perfect. He will answer you always. If He directs you to wait, remember it is, because He wants to prepare you and give you time to refocus on Him. Treasure waits for the one who puts their trust in Him. Surrender this situation to Him, and He will direct you. He will always give you strength.

Verses:

 Psalm 16:11// "You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."

Matthew 6:33 // "But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you."
  
Psalm 37:4 // "Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart" 



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