Patience…

Wow, that little word puts a lot of people on edge. We ask for it (patience that is), but then we are impatient in waiting to receive our request. So what does patience have to do with Scripture? Let’s see how this passage about patience puts a twist into our thoughts:

Therefore the Lord will wait, that He may be gracious to you;
And therefore He will be exalted, that He may have mercy on you.
For the Lord is a God of justice; Blessed are all those who wait for Him.
– Isaiah 30:18

I ran across this verse this morning during my devotion and thought it was neat how the Lord is waiting, waiting for us. See, we always think that we are waiting on Him. We lift up our prayers and wait… and wait…   and wait….     But wait a minute…how long has the Lord been waiting on us? How long has He asked you for something and YOU haven’t answered?

Maybe the Lord has asked you to use your talents for the church. Maybe He’s called you to a ministry in missions or in evangelism. Maybe He’s called you like He called me and it took me over a year to respond to Him.

…don’t be like me, I once was blind, but now I see.
…Give into the Lord TODAY! Wait no longer, because
…He’s waiting for you and wants to bless you!

Is that you? Is the Lord calling on you, while you impatiently wait for Him to answer your prayers? He will patiently wait for you; Scripture reminds us that He will be gracious to us. However, why make Him wait any longer? Maybe if you answer Him today, then you will see the answer you’ve been waiting for!

I love what the preacher mentioned last night in church: when the Lord takes something from you, it’s only so He can give you something better! Give in to Him today, make Him wait no longer!

Answer Him and allow His blessings to surround you! Remember Scripture says “Blessed are those who wait for Him.”  Don’t be impatient with Him. He isn’t impatient with us. He has waited on some of us for a long time! Don’t make Him wait another minute! Stop what you are doing and pray NOW, answer His call, and allow Him to use you and watch the many blessings follow.

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