Daily Devotional
Waiting is hard but we must learn to do it


BIBLE MEDITATION:

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass. Psalm 37:7

DEVOTIONAL THOUGHT:

We don’t like the word “rest,” do we? This word rest literally means to be silent. But what we often do is badger the Lord. We’re always talking: “Now, Lord, why did You do this? Why did You do that?” Questioning Him. Criticizing, murmuring, complaining. We want God to hurry up. We want Him to do it yesterday. God says, “Be quiet! Wait on Me. Be still and know that I am God.” The Bible says, “Therefore, will the Lord wait, that He may be gracious to you.” Rest in the Lord. Be silent before Him. And wait patiently on Him.

We’re always running around pulling up our radishes by the roots to see how they’re growing, and then cramming them back into the ground.

Yet Isaiah tells us, “And therefore will the LORD wait, that He may be gracious unto you, and therefore will He be exalted, that He may have mercy upon you: for the LORD is a God of judgment: blessed are all they that wait for Him” (Isaiah 30:18).

ACTION POINT:

I want to tell you something, friend. God is not interested in time; He’s interested in timing. God does everything in the fullness of time when it’s ready. You’re not going to hurry God. Lean back, watch, wait, and trust. He knows what He is doing.

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Adrian Rogers as the Moon Port Pastor

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