Daily Devotion

WAITING ON GOD

Several years ago I had to see a dentist because I had this pounding pain in my lower jaw. I tried to make an appointment in order to reduce the waiting time but it didn’t work. So I sat in this long queue and waited. Frankly if it wasn’t the pain, I wouldn’t wait that long. It took four hours before I finally got to be treated and released. Human nature doesn’t like to wait. We all want to get onto the next thing and don’t have the patience to sit there and wait.

God also requires that we wait on Him every now and then. We want to come through the Bible or church and in a matter of a few hours get what we need and move on. We esteem those who appear to get what they need quickly. There are times God will hold things up so you can grow some shock-absorbers and learn how to wait on Him. God is in no hurry to get things done. Remember He holds time in His hands.

Refuse the quick-fix solutions the world is offering and wait upon the Lord. In this microwave generation, you may even be considered old school but you must learn to take your time. Don’t be in a hurry when it comes to prayer, worship, the word or any work God is doing in you. Take time with God in His word. Take time in His presence. Let us patiently wait upon the Lord.

SCRIPTURE READING: Isaiah 40:31

But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew [their] strength; They shall mount up with wings like eagles, They shall run and not be weary, They shall walk and not faint.

DEVOTION PRAYER:

Lord Jesus I choose to wait on you, to seek your face so I can be renewed with strength to face life. Help me make your presence my dwelling place in Jesus’ name, Amen

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