A Light for My Path Devotional

Why Should I Wait on God

Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation.

Every day brings many opportunities to wait and it’s something most of us don’t do very well. Waiting for the right person to marry . . . waiting for your spouse to change . . . waiting for an illness to pass . . . waiting for change in a job situation . . . waiting for His direction for your next step. So often we find ourselves waiting, just waiting. Then we get impatient and ask, “Why should I wait?” When it seems nearly impossible to hold off one more moment, remember that waiting on God is always the right thing to do because . . .

God is All-knowing so He sees the end from the beginning and has a plan for every situation.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope (Jeremiah 29:11, NKJV).

God is All-loving and will only allow that which is for your good and His glory as you seek Him.

And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren, (Romans 8:28-29, NKJV).

Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? As it is written:
“For Your sake we are killed all day long; We are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.”
Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord
(Romans 8:35-39, NKJV).

God is All-powerful so He can and will orchestrate your circumstances according to His perfect timing. Whether the change is in the situation, or the change is in you, God will create a change somewhere. Things won’t always be as they are now.

Being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ (Philippians 1:6, NKJV).

If you have put our trust in Christ and been born into His family, then you can wait for your loving Heavenly Father to work, to direct, to go before and open or close doors because you know that He is faithful and will do what He has promised. Waiting, then, is a good thing! You can wait because you know that God is great, and He is good.

Almighty God, help me always to keep my eyes fixed on You and Your greatness knowing that You do all things well. Help me wait when it’s so hard to do!

By Ann Shorb

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

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Scripture taken from the New King James Version. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.  Used by permission.  All rights reserved.

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One Response to “Why Should I Wait on God”

  1. Wilton Stewart Jr says:

    Hey Whats sup? I must give you thanks for this devotion its a blessing one of my Brother in Christ sent it to me it cant be a mistake because i needed to hear this.Thanks again please pray for me because i have just started Bible college and its rough so please pray for me.

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