Day 11 | February Devotional from Psalms - "Waiting on the Lord is Not What You May Think"

Monday, February 11, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalm 27:14 Wait on the LORD; Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say, on the LORD! 

For many of us it is difficult to wait. When you want something, you don't want to wait for it. Waiting on the Lord is not the same as waiting for things we want. We don't wait on the Lord because he's not ready. We wait because he is at work according to the timing of what we need. If you put cookie dough in the oven before the oven is hot, you’re going to end up with hard, dry cookies. Most things have to be done in the proper sequence.

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God is at work in your circumstances below the surface and behind the scenes. He's dealing with people and circumstances that do not instantly respond to His will. For example, if you ask God to help you with a financial matter, he won't counterfeit money to get it to you. He often works through the natural order of things.

Courage is not the absence of fear or anxiety, it is willingness to endure within a challenging circumstance without giving up. The time between the "Amen" to your prayer and the answer to that prayer requires patience and courage. God offers you strength of heart during your seasons of waiting for his timing.

You may not realize this, but your season of expectation and waiting prepares you to handle the blessing when it comes! If the blessing came before you were ready, you could not contain it.

Reflection Question: What do you need to adjust in your waiting on God?

Today’s action item based on insight: