It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD. — Lamentations 3:26
If we are honest, we all hate to wait. In fact, most often we say something like, “I can’t believe this is taking so long; it’s costing me time I don’t have!” That’s because most of us consider waiting to be wasting. But it’s not so with our God.
Even when you can’t see what He is doing, God is always orchestrating the events of Heaven and earth to accomplish His purposes for your life.
Trust in His unfailing love — love that moved Him to send a Savior from heaven to restore and rescue you. God’s plans for your life will not be thwarted. Wait patiently, knowing that waiting is never wasted when you are waiting on God.
Come Thou Long Expected Jesus
Come, Thou long expected Jesus
Born to set Thy people free;
From our fears and sins release us,
Let us find our rest in Thee
Israel’s Strength and Consolation,
Hope of all the earth Thou art;
Dear Desire of every nation,
Joy of every longing heart.
Born Thy people to deliver,
Born a child and yet a King,
Born to reign in us forever,
Now Thy gracious kingdom bring.
By Thine own eternal Spirit
Rule in all our hearts alone;
By Thine all sufficient merit,
Raise us to Thy glorious throne.
~ Charles Wesley, 1707–1788
Father, I am here waiting for You. My heart and hands are open to Your purposes and plans for my life. Give me the patience I so desperately need and lead me in my waiting. Though my feelings may not be there just yet, I believe You are moving on my behalf right this minute, protecting, defending, preparing, providing. Give me grace to keep trusting in You in the face of the gale force winds of doubt that are blowing all around me. Anchor my heart in You. Amen.
Excerpted with permission from Waiting Here for You by Louie Giglio, copyright Thomas Nelson.
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Waiting. Most of us loathe waiting. We’d rather be in control, in the driver’s seat, making moves, making things happen, getting results. And yet, God values waiting so much that it’s one of the main tools He uses in our lives to get to our hearts and change us from the inside out. What are you waiting for today? For answers, for a mate, for a job, for lab test results, for a raise, for a baby, for the New Year which will hopefully be easier than this year? As you wait, remember that God Almighty is working on your behalf! Come share with us on our blog. We’d love to hear from you! ~ Devotionals Daily