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Monday, August 17, 2015

God Is Working While I'm Waiting

In summary of Psalm 130:5 it says, “I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised.”

Bottom Line:
I expectantly wait and trust God to help, for he has promised.

What this means to me:
I am counting on the Lord with all my heart, I have put my hope in his Word and promises.

What I’m learning is that God wants me to wait patiently for him to answer my prayers. While I do, he is wanting me to wait expectantly showing faith. I’m trusting God to hear and to answer. When I can wait expectantly, I demonstrate to God that I believe in his promises and believe he’s going to keep his word.

There are a great number of times in which I feel bewildered. Bewildered about a situation: “I’m praying for it to get better, but it’s not getting any better.” Bewildered about me career: “Do I go up, down, change jobs?” Bewildered about a relationship. At time I even  feel powerless and hopeless, as if I can’t do anything to change my situation on my own.

When this happens I should look up and turn to prayer and believe his promises. He may choose not to answer it, but regardless God is a good, and he knows what’s best for me, even when I don’t understand it.

When God doesn’t answer my prayers, I need to remember a couple very important truths. First, God is in control, and I’m not. He knows better what I need than I do. There is no mountain too tall that he can’t move it. There is no problem so big that he can’t solve it. There is no sorrow so deep he cannot soothe it. God is in control, and he has a plan.

The second thing I need to remember is that, whether or not I ever receive an answer, God will honor my patience, if not in this world then in eternity.

Therefore “I wait expectantly, trusting God to help, for he has promised” (Psalm 130:5 TLB).

In summary, God has promised, so I need to do my part, expectantly waiting and trusting in him. This morning I think you for being faithful and always doing what you promise. I need to realize that what you promise and what you know, is for my best and may not always line up with my thinking and my desires. Therefore, I need to learn to ask! There are so many large endeavors (moving, buying a house) that I just start to pursue on my own. I need to bring these to God early in my thought processes, then know and trust that God will lead me even though the answers may not come out right away. God will reward my patience and trust. I need to trust him, because, God has something in mind for me that is much better or grander than I can ever think of.