December 12th, 2022 Monday Motivator
A lost principle in today’s world is the ability to wait.
We don’t like to wait. Anxiety and desire to have what we want or need immediately have pulled us away from the reward and benefits of patience.
Many verses in the bible encourage us to wait patiently and faithfully for God.
Lamentations 3:25 says, “The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him.” (ESV)
Through the waiting period, we gain patients, strength, trust, character, and God’s will for our life.
Why wait? Because God’s best for you is on the other side.
In times of waiting, David’s responses were always remarkable to me. In moments where he could have been discouraged, he always turned the situation around by proclaiming God’s goodness and faithfulness.
Waiting requires us to get rid of our understanding and wholeheartedly rely on God.
It teaches us to grip onto God’s promises and not let go until they are fulfilled in our lives.
We must take up the same response and action as David.
1. Remember who God is.
2. Praise Him accordingly.
We just finished talking about the love of the Father because it is critical in our lives. His love is always available to us, but we must experience and grip it for ourselves.
This continuation and remembrance of God’s love got David through waiting and challenging periods of life.
God’s love is patient, and it is what helps us to respond patiently with Him and even to other people.
Sometimes God will tell us “no.” That “no” isn’t a bad thing, although we may not understand why. In that time, we have to choose to wait patiently and faithfully to see the reward.
His “nos” lead to His divine “yes.” And those “nos” only bring us to what’s better and best for us.
Whether it’s no or yes, it’s for your best!
Psalm 33:20-22 says, “Our soul waits for the Lord; he is our help, and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O Lord, be upon us, even as we hope in you.” (ESV)
Isaiah 40:31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. (KJV)