A few days ago, my husband gave me a scripture and two days later, the Lord laid that same scripture on my heart. Isaiah 40:31 reads, “But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint” (KJV). The devotion scripture for this morning was Psalm 27:14 “Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. I hear you Lord! Family, sometimes we just have to wait.
Waiting is not popular; most people see it as an inconvenience. Some children can’t wait to be adults. Some parents can’t wait until their children move out. Some people can’t stand to wait in lines or in traffic. However, the Lord is telling us in these scriptures that we need to wait on Him. Family, while we are waiting, God is working it out on our behalf! While we wait, we must put our hope, trust, and confidence in the mighty God that we serve.
Years ago while I was waiting for my husband, I wasn’t sitting around idle. I was attending and working in the church, reading quality books, going to conferences, and going to school. I was preparing myself for what I was waiting (believing and trusting God) for. If you are waiting for a job; pray and ask God for the job, complete the applications, take some free classes online, do some research on the career, find a place to volunteer in the career field.
Family, imagine the situation with Joseph in Genesis 37. Joseph had a dream that showed him that his older brothers would bow down to him. His own brothers sold him off into slavery in Egypt. Joseph had to wait on God. He did not give up, he trusted God. Joseph ended up in prison when he rejected the advances of Potiphar’s wife. Family, God has promised never to leave us nor forsake us. No matter what situation Joseph found himself in, God was with him (Genesis 38:21). Family, it was 13 long years from the prison to the palace. The story began in Genesis 37, but by Genesis 42:41, “So Pharaoh said to Joseph, I hereby put you in charge of the whole land of Egypt”. My God!
Family, what are you doing and saying while you are waiting? Get busy about God’s business and speak the Word of God over your situation and life. Most people do not like to wait, however, Romans 8:28 remind us that “all things work together for good to them that love the God, to them who are the called according to his purpose”. Remember your condition is not your conclusion. I love you but God, loves you even more. May favor, blessing, and increase abound in your life today and forever more.
By Kimberly Leath