“Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.”
Psalm 27:14 (NASB)

One of the hardest and most frustrating things most of us do is waiting for something to happen. Waiting in traffic, waiting in the grocery line, waiting for the test results, waiting for decisions to be made in your business. You’re waiting all the time. In that process, you can become impatient and be tempted to try to make it happen in your own time, your own way, your own strength. But let me make this suggestion: in those frustrating moments of waiting, be reminded of who is really in charge and that God is able. Did you hear that? God is able to do beyond your wildest thinking. I like what it says in the devotional Jesus Calling, “Waiting on Me means directing your attention to Me in hopeful anticipation of what I will do. It entails trusting Me with every fiber of your being, instead of trying to figure things out yourself. Waiting on Me is the way I designed you to live: all day, every day. I created you to stay conscious of Me as you go about your daily duties.” Psalm 16:11 (NKJV) says, “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” And Psalm 33:20 (NKJV) says, Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You.”

Let’s pray: “Father God, sometimes I just find it so hard to wait on you. I’m so impatient at times and I want it done in my own time. Help me, Lord, to trust You more, to do as Jesus said, ‘Come to me, all who labor and are heavy burdened, and I will give rest to your soul.’ Thank you, Jesus, for that promise of rest for my soul. In Jesus name, Amen.”