Wait patiently for the Lord
March 2, 2017, 9:28 AM

Sometimes, I am not a very patient person.  Ok you got me there, most of the time.  Today, we expect everything at lightning speed! So it’s very easy to start expecting God to work the same way.  We expect if we pray in the morning to have an answer by lunch or sooner.  Then if don’t get the answer that quick, we think God isn't listening because it’s taking so long.  God wants us to believe He will answer and wait with patient endurance for that answer. Trusting in God to answer is a challenge even when things are going well. How much harder it is to feel confident in an answer when you’re in trouble, exhausted, and in the dark waiting.   


In Psalm 27 we learn that for David life had its ups and downs. The ups were the good times, but these downs are difficult. He begins to wonder, why was God not so good to him now?  So he offers a three part prayer.  In verse 1-3 he makes a proclamation of what he believes God will do. He believes God is going to help him.  Then he proceeds in verses 4-9 to ask for the opportunity to worship God as he did in the good times. When life is difficult we must remember the good times. When we think that God has forgotten us, we must remember the times when we felt His presence.  In verses 10-13, David asks God to teach him how to live.  What he is asking for God to do is show him how to trust God and wait for an answer.  That’s why he reminds himself, “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” Psalm 27:14


What are you waiting for? Do you believe He will answer? Are you willing to wait for God's timing and answer, or do you expect Him to deliver answers and solutions right now? Do you need to remind yourself today, “Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.”  You been here before and God has took care of you, He will again. 


This is my Prayer:  Jesus I believe you are my life and my salvation.  God I ask that you help me to worship, celebrate, and praise you more in the hard times, than I do in the good.  Remind me Lord that Your presence never leaves me.  Lord, you are big enough to handle everything in my life right now, because You have handled it all up till now. Teach me to live while I wait to hear Your answer. In Jesus name, Amen.

Ok, Ollie wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, Ollie wait patiently for the Lord.