Thursday, November 26, 2009

Patiently Waiting

" I waited patiently for the LORD; he turned to me and heard my cry."
Psalm 40:1
Living only for the moment requires that we have within easy reach every push button convenience. We want to live without any delays, and many of us lose the ability to wait.
But patient waiting is an investment in the future. It gives us hope for today and hope for tomorrow.
When you set your mind on winning the war you are agreeing to wait through all the struggles to come to victory.
Making sense of pain and struggle takes time and great patience. It requires that many of us learn to wait. But patiently waiting can become our defense against anxiety. When we decide to take the giant step toward maturity by waiting, we are released from the pressure of instant gratification.
James 5:11 said, "We consider blessed those who have persevered. You have heard . . . and seen what the Lord finally brought about."
We are not longer in a hurry. We lose our need for selfish demands and embrace instead the urgency of kingdom matters. And then just when we think it will never happen we discover a promise whose time has come. And what's more, we're ready for it.

Question for thought:
What emotional signals do you send to others when you do not want to wait?

5 comments:

  1. AMEN!
    Hope you have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.
    andrea

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  2. This was a great post. Lots to think about.
    Thanks for sharing.
    And thanks for visiting me too.
    Have a Blessed Thanksgiving,
    Sherry

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  3. Waiting is hard, but if we shift our focus to waiting on the Lord, not our circumstances or pain, we become stronger.

    Thank you for posting a much needed topic. The dreaded wait.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving~

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  4. Wishing you were here to have thanksgiving with us.....or better....wishing we were there to have thanksgiving with you.

    Have a blessed Thanksgiving.

    From the Adderley's

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  5. I have a friend, a poet published in two languages and several countries, who makes waiting the central focus of his poetry and his life. He thinks waiting brings us closer to God than anything else.

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