“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
In this day and age, waiting is something that none of us want to do. We get frustrated if our computers are too slow, or traffic isn’t moving as fast as we like, and, heaven forbid, if we have to wait in line for anything. Let’s read what Dr. Snyder has to say about “waiting for the Lord.”
“If anything matures our faith, it’s this—waiting for the Lord to act when no other power can help. Have you ever wondered why so often in history God waits until the last minute to step in and help his people? Because it’s in that last second, in the fifty-ninth minute of the eleventh hour, that he gets his best work done. That’s where we stretch and grow. If God answered our prayers the very moment we first prayed, we wouldn’t grow a single millimeter. No, it’s the waiting that keeps us dependent on him so we experience his total trustworthiness. Praise God for his mercy in not acting too soon!”
TODAY’S PRAYER: Plan to wait on God. Ask him to accomplish exactly what he wants for you in the process of bringing the things you want and need.
TJ Bates leads our prayer journeys on Theology Mix. A close friend of our admin staff, she's one of the most Christ-centered, hospitable, down-to-earth, fun, prayerful persons you will ever meet. TJ has spent her life devoted to serving God (knows everything you need to know about pastors, churches, and their ministries), and will drop everything and travel anywhere her help is needed. Everyone needs a TJ in their lives!