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Wait On God

I would have lost heart,
Unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD
In the land of the living.
Wait (margin = wait in faith) on the LORD;
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the LORD!
Psalm 27:13-14
 

Father in heaven, we pause now to wait on You for direction, wisdom, and strength for this day.

We look to You for courage, persistence, and patience to keep hoping and waiting on You for the desires of our hearts. We may have been waiting for weeks, months or years. Perhaps we have been waiting to find a mate. Perhaps we have been waiting to get pregnant. Perhaps we have been waiting for affection or affirmation from a parent. Perhaps we have been waiting for a breakthrough in our work, finances, or health. Perhaps we have been waiting for a loved one to come to their senses and break out of their disastrous lifestyle. Perhaps we have been praying for somebody to find You or return to You.

Perhaps the truth is that what we have been waiting for, longing for, working for, will never come to fruition. We live in a broken world of broken people. Perhaps You have been waiting for us to come to this realization so that You can have compassion on us, love us, until we find that You Yourself are enough for us in this difficult situation. Oh, how we need Your wisdom to know when to press forward in prayer and when to let go, to accept with serenity, situations, and people as they are. Lord, change US!

We pray in Jesus’ name. Amen

 

Supporting Verses

I wait for the LORD, my soul waits,
And in His word I do hope.
My soul waits for the LORD
More than those who watch for the morning-
Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.
O Israel, hope in the LORD;
For with the LORD there is mercy,
And with Him is abundant redemption.
And He shall redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.
Psalm 130:5-8
 
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him;
Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way;
Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.
Psalm 37:10
 
Therefore the LORD will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the LORD is a God of justice;
Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
Isaiah 30:18
 
He gives power to the weak,
And to those who have no might He increases strength.
Even the youths shall faint and be weary,
And the young men shall utterly fall,
But those who wait on the LORD
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings as eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.
Isaiah 40:29-31
 
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him,
To the soul who seeks Him.
It is good that one should hope and wait quietly
For the salvation of the LORD.
Lamentations 3:25-26

Posted: Sun 19 Jul 2020

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