As children, we spent most of our time learning. Even during play time, we were learning. We learned prayers, songs, habits, courtesy, gratitude, respect, honesty, and the list goes on. Most lessons we learned before we were old enough to appreciate and apply them. One of the most important lessons that we are taught as children was the most difficult to learn…PATIENCE.
The Bible teaches us to wait patiently. How do we do that? Answer: We wait without questioning or complaining. Psalm 40:1 tells us what happens when we wait patiently on the Lord. “I waited patiently on the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.” Incline means to leaned into or came towards. God is near, and He is waiting for our cry. He understands our struggles and has promised to help us if we ask Him.
Sometimes God makes us wait for something even though He has promised it to us. God promised Abraham that he would be the father of many nations, yet in his old age, Abraham still had no children and no evidence of God’s promise. Even though he and his wife, Sarah, made the mistake of taking the matter into their own hands, God still fulfilled His promise.
Your Challenge: Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalm 27: 14
Pastor R. Mario Howell