Be ok with waiting . . .

“Wait patiently for the LORD. Be brave and courageous.
Yes, wait patiently for the LORD.”
Psalms 27:14

I know you hate to wait. Standing in lines at your favorite amusement park ride, at a restaurant, or waiting for your birthday frustrates you. It’s human nature to want things quickly and painlessly, But I want you to be strong in your faith, and sometimes, that requires time and waiting on Me. I am doing many wonderful things for you that you cannot yet see. I am preparing hearts, setting up situations, and molding you into the kind of person who can accept the blessings I have planned for you. So don’t be discouraged! Just trust Me rather than wanting everything now.

Now What? Pray: “Yes, Lord, I do hate to wait for answers! Many times, I can’t see your plan for my life and I don’t understand why certain things happen, like _____ (name a confusing situation)____. Even though I don’t completely understand how you work, I have faith that you’re doing what’s best for me and that things will work out better than I could ever imagine. Give me courage to push through times of waiting and to give you thanks when you choose to answer.”

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by Lisa Cheater

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An award-winning professional writer, Lisa is founder and CEO of The Penstock Group, Inc., a communications firm that specializes in film and print. With more than 20 years experience in business to business writing and visual media, Lisa’s published work includes trade reports, industry articles, and short stories.

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