Wait Patiently - See God work! 6-5-2011

posted Jun 6, 2011, 7:19 AM by Dale Barnes
Waiting on the Lord is something that can be very practical each day. Again, It is a practical expression of meekness (humility), being zealous for God and others.  Making a habit to take time daily (to spend some time) in worship, prayer and reading the scripture, has great promises from God.  It is worth stopping our busy routines and turning our attention to Christ.  

“...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.” (Is.40:31 KJV)  What do we see here?  Renewed strength!  Soaring above life’s challenges; seeing things from God’s perspective; this brings confidence and peace. Walking and running in the midst of trouble and challenges without giving up;  terrific promises from God!

Here is the personal experience of the Psalmist.  “I waited patiently for the Lord, he turned to me and heard my cry.  He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.  He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God.  Many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” (Ps.40:1-3 NIV)
  
First, he didn’t give up in his waiting on God.  Many do and miss God’s blessing and help. Then God lifted him out of his own mess. God has many ways to work, but he delivers. Then he brings stability to his life.  This is usually a great need , but God can and will strengthen and steady our lives; don’t give up, keep looking to and waiting on God.  He gives our heart a new song, a different one, a positive one of faith and thanksgiving to God.  It is real, coming from within.  Finally, others will see God’s work being done.  They will be challenged to trust in Christ and see him work.  Wait on God; be patient; the results are wonderful, satisfying and eternal.   
 
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