"We wait in hope for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name."
Is there a “big event” you’re waiting for? Over the years, you may have prayed faithfully that God would heal a marriage or bring about justice or return a wayward family member. Unlike the Advent calendar, you have waited long periods of time without knowing the end date. Sometimes it feels like we could endure the wait more patiently if we just knew how long it would last. If only we had a grown-up Advent calendar!
One reason our waiting is often wearisome is because we tend to put our hope in an event-a situation to be resolved, a healing to happen, a heart to change. But our true hope is in a Person, Jesus. When we wait in hope for an event, our hearts grow anxious and unsettled. But when we wait in hope for the Lord, our hearts rejoice and rest in Him.
ARE YOU IN A "WAITING MARATHON"? INSTEAD OF FIXATING ON AN EVENT, FIX YOUR EYES ON JESUS, THE AUTHOR AND PERFECTER OF YOUR FAITH
(SEE HEBREWS 12:2).
Bible In A Year
- Ezekiel 43-44
- Proverbs 2