A Light for My Path Devotional

How Do I Wait On God?

PSALM 27:14
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and He shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.

When I feel God calling or causing me to sit still and wait, my first reaction is often to think I’m shirking some responsibility or wasting time.  In a world that cries, “Do it now!  Do it faster!  Time is money!”  the concept of waiting just doesn’t seem to fit; however, I know that if God is saying “Wait,” there is a reason.  At that moment, then, I must ask myself, “How do I wait?”  What should my attitude be as I wait on God?

Here’s what His Word tells me:

Wait with patience knowing that God is working.
Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for Him: fret not thyself because of him who prospers in his way . . . For evildoers shall be cut off: but those that wait upon the LORD shall inherit the earth, (Psalm 37:7, 9).

Wait with expectation and hope
knowing that He works all things for good.
I waited patiently for the LORD; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.  He brought me up out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings, (Psalm 40:17).

Wait with a teachable spirit knowing that as I wait with the right attitude, I am actually growing and maturing as He desires.
Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for Thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day, (Psalm 25:5b).

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing, (James 1:3-4).

As I remember that God is faithful and that He is always working for my good and His glory, I can relax and joyfully wait on Him to accomplish His purposes.  My attitude then depends on letting what I know override what I feel!

Loving Father, let the truth of Your faithfulness and goodness always be evident in my attitude.

By Ann Shorb
Copyright Ann Shorb, 2008

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  2. Sylvia Thomas says:

    Thank you Dr. Ann for “A Light for My Path Devotionals”. I continue to seek God’s counsel for my life and you continue to be a blessing with this. May God bless you always. Sylvia Thomas

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