Friday, November 27, 2020

 


“And now, Lord, what do I wait for? My hope is in You.” – Psalm 39:7

 As I read this verse this morning, I felt like a kid in a candy store!  Perhaps it was the translation of this verse which read “expectantly wait for”.  Perhaps it is just the fact that I have so much to pray about these days that I have to end my prayers with “and everything else I can’t remember”. 

There is something encouraging, lifting, and sparking joy in the heart about knowing that I am waiting on God.  He never fails!  I think that’s why prayer is so important.  It is a time when we communicate with Him and lay our burdens down.   

My question to you today is: What are you expectantly waiting for God to do?  Or better yet, what would you want God to do right now?  What is the one thing that you would like changed?  Maybe there is a financial struggle, a relationship to be made stronger, health issues, employment issues, addiction issues, a loss that has broken your heart – it doesn’t really matter how big a burden it is.  God has the answer. 

Think about that.  GOD has the answer.  Not just to resolve the problem, but to make you relax and feel peace about it.  He knows your very soul and has seen the struggle – to the end - as if it were written a history book. 

The second question is: Are you trusting Him with it?  Oh…I know.  That’s the hardest part.  Asking for help from God is relatively easy.  You just need to admit you need help and pour it out in prayer.  But can you expect God to work it out for you if you keep picking it up and trying to fix it yourself?  In all honesty I think His grace and mercy covers our desire to “own” our problems.  But at the same time, no peace can be found when dragging that baggage with you and letting it further affect your heart and mind.

Dear friends, let today be the day you GIVE it to God and leave it at His feet.  EXPECTANTLY pray for the resolution.  Begin to thank Him now for what you – in Faith – know that He will do. Live in peace, and the joy He gives. 

“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” – Matthew 11:28

 

 

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