In Touch Daily Devotional
by Dr. Charles Stanley
The Wisdom of Waiting on GodPsalm 130:1-6
Which words come to mind when you think of waiting — "Delay"? “Obstacle”?
“Time wasted”? The Lord’s perspective is very different. He says that those who wait on Him will be blessed (Isaiah 30:18).
Pausing to hear from our Father is always the wisest action we can take. That’s how we...
Receive clear direction. As believers, we are not to operate as the world does, determining our course by human reasoning or the example of others. Our guidance is to come from God — the one who instructs us in the way which we should go (Psalm 32:8).
Keep in step with the timing of His plan. “Seize the moment” is our culture’s philosophy,but “wait for the Lord” is to be the Christian’s.One of the blessings of following God’stimetable is that difficult people and situationscan be endured with inner confidence andpeace — we know we are where God wants usto be and He has promised to take care of us.
Acquire the necessary preparation. God knows just what training we need for both the joys and sorrows that await us. As we cooperate with Him, the time spent waiting will prove productive and beneficial.
Purify our motives and strengthen faith. God will use waiting time to reveal sinfulbehavior and motivations by sifting our innerthoughts and helping to us develop new heartattitudes. Pauses give us the opportunity todeepen our trust and dependence on Him.
For a Christian, waiting on God is both purposeful and beneficial. “Now” is a good time to start practicing this important discipline.
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