Bible Ballistics: BBs #430 Did You Say Wait???
Today is a reminder for me!!! We are going through some ‘season-of-life’ changes, and that can often cause us to take our focus off of Jesus and let it slip onto our circumstances—and when the big “W” word is involved, it can become a real challenge. So I want to share with you the reminder that I need today—God is in charge and when He asks me to “wait”, HE is working where I can’t see, and I can trust HIM!
What we have to decide is whether we are just going to talk about “trusting” God with everything, or if we are truly going to “let go….and let God” do whatever pleases Him, and wait for His purposes to come to pass! With this in mind, I’m sharing one of my favorite ‘reminder’ passages with you today, and I hope it will encourage us both to stay focused on our Lord and His will—rather than the frustrations that life can bring, especially when it involves ‘waiting’!
“Trust in the LORD,
and do good;
so shalt thou dwell in the land,
and verily thou shalt be fed.
4 Delight thyself also in the LORD;
and he shall give thee the desires
of thine heart.
5 Commit thy way unto the LORD;
trust also in him;
and he shall bring it to pass.
6 And he shall bring forth thy righteousness
as the light,
and thy judgment
as the noonday.
7 Rest in the LORD,
and wait patiently
fret not thyself
because of him who prospereth
in his way,
because of the man who
bringeth wicked devices to pass.
8 Cease from anger,
and forsake wrath:
fret not thyself
in any wise
to do evil.” Psalm 37:3-8
Simple, but “NOT” so easy—but do-able as we follow God’s instruction from the Psalmist:
Trust God—and do right–
Delight in God—and He will provide—
Commit it all to God —and He will accomplish it—
Trust it all to God—for He knows the right timing–
Rest In The Lord—remember, He’s got it—
Wait patiently for HIM—for God never fails—
Don’t fret over wicked people—God sees the truth—
When we will give all these things to our Lord, He will enable us to have victory in:
Ceasing from anger—
Forsaking wrath (another word for anger)—
Not thinking/fretting about doing evil—
May we each search our own heart, seek God’s face and pursue HIS righteousness through the power of Jesus, the leading of His Holy Spirit, and the truth of His Word.
I’m praying for you and covet your prayers for us—then we’ll all benefit and draw nearer to The One who hears and answers prayer. Amen and Amen.