“I say to myself, ‘The LORD is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.’ …It is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the LORD.”

Lamentations 3:24, 26
I am still learning to wait quietly on the Lord. It’s not that God is slow in answering me or keeping His promises. The waiting is not for Him; it’s for me! While I am waiting, He teaches me and grows me. It is then that I learn to exercise my faith, just as exercising physically strengthens the body. In the waiting I learn perseverance. Am I willing to keep on praying when my prayer isn’t answered right away or ever? It’s in the waiting that I get serious with God and learn intimacy with Him.

We live in an instant-gratification world. We grow impatient waiting for the little things of life like stoplights or drive-through lines, let alone for the more important things like salvation or Christ’s second coming. Portions of Scripture that tell us to ask and it will be given sound better to us than the ones that tell of waiting on the Lord our whole life long.

Remember, God is not slow to act. He is always right on time. And even though joy may be hard to find in the waiting, He promises that you will find it in Him.

Scripture Focus

Psalm 123


“When your feet are weary from the mountain you have climbed,/ Look ahead, here comes Jesus, right on time.” (The McKameys, 2020)

Bible In A Year

  • Judges 7-8
  • Psalm 112
  • 1 Corinthians 1-2

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