Waiting on the Lord

Waiting. It’s so hard for us in today’s instant- access society. In fact, it seems impossible at times. But what happens while you and I wait on the Lord? Waiting gives us an opportunity to develop our trust in the Lord and to strengthen our faith in Him. We’re forced to come to grips with the fact that He— and He alone— knows what He’s doing. Waiting helps us grow in patience.

Reflect for a moment on the patience with which Noah and his family waited for the waters to recede and the land to dry. What would you do in a similar situation? Hebrews 11:1 gives us a beautiful definition of faith: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

We wait, wait, and wait some more . . . until finally we’re content just to be with the Lord. And waiting energizes us for the walk (or the race!) ahead. Are you waiting? Welcome it! No matter how it looks or feels, rejoice in your waiting time because you get to spend it with the Lord! 

RESPOND

Father, You know my temperament. You know how I hate to wait for anything or anybody. Grant me patience as I wait for Your wisdom. Also, give me a gentle spirit when I have to wait on people. Amen.

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REFLECT

Memorize Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.”

REMEMBER

We wait, wait, and wait some more . . . until finally we’re content just to be with the Lord.


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Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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