I wanted to share some thoughts today about waiting on God, it sort ties in with my post concerning patience. It takes patience when we wait on the Lord. But sometimes, we must wait to receive patience. We wait to see what He has set before us instead of rushing ahead and losing our way.
Psalm 27:14 says:
14Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
So wait on the Lord and be of good courage, you definitely need to “be of good courage” to wait. But to be patient enough to wait? I guess what we really need is the grace and courage to wait. For me, to wait on something especially those big somethings, is a frightful thing, so to find the courage to wait and to have grace during the waiting is almost unimaginable. But we must all remember that when we are going through those times of waiting, that God will supply that courage and grace we need to stay on His path. Sometimes, He doesn’t want us to move forward just yet, He needs us to wait and listen. That’s the ultimate in obedience to the Lord.
By Ruth Harms Calkin
Lord, as I read Your Word today
I underlined these words:
“Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act.
Keep traveling steadily along His pathway
And in due season He will honor you with every blessing.”
I know I need more patience Lord.
But I simply cannot create it.
I plead with You to do it for me.
And, Lord could You hurry a little?
“22But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.” Galatians 5:22-23
Patience is such a fleeting thing for people today, myself included, one moment I have it and the next minute it’s gone. Or maybe I never had it in the first place. Like Ruth mentioned, patience is not something that can be created by us. It’s a gift from God. In our culture today, everything can be bought or found instantly. But when it comes to the fruits of the spirit mentioned in Galatians, we can’t be find those up for auction on Ebay. Those fruits are things that we must wait for God to bless us with as we walk along the path that He has set before us. It does us no good to cross our arms and tap our toe, and ask God when? How? Are you listening? Because we cannot know the when or the how only the Lord knows our “due season”. The only thing we can do is wait, listen, and keep walking.