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A Prayer Whereas You Wait
By Molly Legislation

“Watch for the Lord; be sturdy, and let your coronary heart take braveness; await the Lord!”Psalm 27:14

It looks like life is only one massive ready sport. We wait in traces on the grocery retailer, airport, amusement parks and many others., — there may be even a room referred to as “ready” at a physician’s workplace. In each occasion, the time we wait far outweighs what we are literally ready for. As a tradition that more and more pushes prompt gratification, even Christians can’t escape this subliminal messaging that we obtain in our on a regular basis lives. 

However what the world tells us is usually in direct battle with Scripture. All through the Bible, the idea of ready is expressed in many alternative methods. We examine how lengthy the Israelites needed to wait to enter the Promised Land, however that was as a result of their disobedience (Joshua 5:6). Scripture additionally tells us to attend for our personal peace of thoughts. God tells us that “he has made every little thing lovely in its time” (Ecclesiastes 3:11).

I do know that I’m not alone on this, however I’ve a very laborious time ready, particularly for good issues. Usually, it seems like my selections are taken away from me in instances of ready, however once I bear in mind who my Lord is — I understand how unsuitable I’m. I do have a alternative. I can both stress, spiral, or bemoan to anybody who will pay attention about my plight. Or I may be nonetheless. I can flip to the Lord and be with him. The extra time I spend with him, the extra I glean about his will for me. I expertise peace, and earlier than I do know it, the time of ready doesn’t really feel so lengthy. 

Nevertheless, if I don’t flip to my Savior, I’m extra prone to disobey, simply because the Israelites did when ready for Moses: they crafted a golden calf to worship as a result of they weren’t targeted on their God. As an alternative, they have been hyper-focused on each minute that handed as they waited. I’ve discovered that once I take issues into my very own fingers in instances of ready that I miss out on the wonderful blessings God has for me or I’ve to attend even longer — if I solely had simply waited for him.

After I was nonetheless and waited patiently, it was laborious and irritating, however God by no means let me down. He was trustworthy, and I skilled the precise blessing and excellent timing he wished for me all alongside. I’ve been ready a very long time for one want particularly. This prayer of mine has been a long time within the making, and I’m nonetheless ready. Sure, I can really feel God’s provision and promise, however for causes solely he is aware of, he’s preserving me ready. Someday, once I felt totally heartbroken and confused, I poured my coronary heart out to God. Afterward, my day by day devotional directed me to this verse in Scripture:

And the Lord answered me: “Write the imaginative and prescient; make it plain on tablets, so he might run who reads it. For nonetheless the imaginative and prescient awaits its appointed time; it hastens to the top — it is not going to lie. If it appears gradual, await it; it should certainly come; it is not going to delay (Habakkuk 2:2-3).

As a result of I turned to the Lord in my ache, he comforted me.

Psalm 27:14, inspirational image

Let’s Pray:

Pricey Lord,
Thanks to your fixed presence in our lives. Thanks to your marvelous works — those we might or might not see. Please be with us in instances of ready, when it appears to go on eternally — when the reply appears far-off, a lot in order that we will not envision your promise. 

Not solely can we await worldly issues, however as believers, we’re additionally awaiting our everlasting citizenship. We await the day that we’re reunited with you, Jesus, our Savior. However you by no means instructed us to only sit on our fingers and wait life away, however you referred to as us to “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them within the title of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,” (Matthew 28:19-20). In order that once we lastly make it to heaven, we’ll hear, “Effectively, completed good and trustworthy servant” (Matthew 25:23).

Father, at present I pray for these ready to listen to again a few prognosis for themselves, their baby, or a member of the family. I pray for {couples} who’ve prayed to begin a household however are nonetheless ready to conceive or ready to listen to again from an adoption company. I pray for people who find themselves feeling lonely and are praying for his or her future partner. I pray for these ready to listen to again about their dream school or profession. I pray for everybody who’s ready for a solution to prayer. 

I pray that whereas we wait that we flip to you for consolation. I pray that nervousness and stress could also be lessened. We want you, Jesus, each second of day-after-day earlier than we come into your presence the place there shall be no extra dying or weeping. Be with us within the ready — one thing all of us expertise — that we might not solely pursue what we wish, however as we develop nearer to you that we are going to want to do your will to convey you glory with no end in sight, Amen.

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Molly LawMolly Legislation is the Editor of Christianity.com. She has a Grasp of Arts in Publishing Research from the College of Stirling, UK, the place she studied and lived for a yr in Scotland. She has a Bachelor of Arts in English Skilled Writing and a minor in Biblical Research from Gardner-Webb College. Her editorial profession contains Senior Editor of a bimonthly journal for the nonprofit ACA and Editorial Assistant at Luath Press in Edinburgh, UK. She enjoys studying 18th-century British Literature, artistic writing, and touring. 

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