Thursday, April 5, 2018

Be Still and Wait

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him
Psalm 37:7

Have you prayed and prayed, waited and waited? Are you 
tired of seeing no movement? Are you at the point of giv-
ing up? Then perhaps you have not waited in the right way, 
which removes you from the right place--the place where 
the Lord can meet you.

"Wait for it patiently" (Rom 8:25). Patience eliminates 
worry. The Lord said He would come, and His promise is 
equal to His presence. Patience eliminates weeping. Why 
feel sad and discouraged? He knows your needs better 
than you do, and His purpose in waiting is to receive more 
glory through it. Patience eliminates self-works. "The 
work of God is this: to believe" (Jn 6:29), and once you 
believe, you may know all is well. Patience eliminates 
all want. Perhaps your desire to receive what you want 
is stronger than your desire for the will of God to be 

Patience eliminates all weakness. Instead of thinking of 
waiting as being wasted time, realize that God is prepar-
ing His resources and strengthening you as well. Patience 
eliminates all wobbling. "He touched me and raised me 
to my feet." (Dan 8:18). God's foundations are steady 
while we wait. Patience yields worship. Sometimes the 
best part of praiseful waiting is experiencing "great en-
durance and patience...joyfully." (Col 1:11) While you 
wait, "let (all these aspects of) Patience have her perfect 
work." (Jam 1:4), and you will be greatly enriched. CHP

Reader, patience is not a popular concept in our world. All
of us have things that we can't make happen. I am so glad
that Jesus has "patience" and that He lives in me, other-
wise my life would be an ongoing grouch. I just need to
remember to tap into His power.

May you be filled with the knowledge of HIs will in all
wisdom and spiritual understanding; that you may 
walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being
fruitful in every good work with increasing knowledge
of God; strengthened with all might, according to His
glorious power, for all patience and long suffering
with joy; giving thanks to the Father who has quaili-
find us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints
in light.  Col 1:9-12

My prayer for you today, dear reader.

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