Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
– Psalm 27:14
Commentary: It takes strength to wait for the LORD. We want answers now, but sometimes God is found in the delay. He uses waiting to form things in our soul that we won’t get any other way. It is better to take heart and wait upon the LORD than to take things into our own hands.
Thanks dear friend for sending these daily verses to me. Thank you also for admitting that sometimes your heart is as black as mine…jk.
Lord, I did need this today because let’s be real, I had a blow out this morning and woke up pretty upset about a lot of things. I know you have this but I need to work on my heart and how I react during the waiting process.
Patience is far from me nor is contentment or a peace of mind.
Forgive me God, help me walk through this wilderness in grace and peace.
2 Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? 2 Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
3 Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. 4 Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
5 You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
6 Though he was God,[a]
he did not think of equality with God
as something to cling to.
7 Instead, he gave up his divine privileges[b];
he took the humble position of a slave[c]
and was born as a human being.
When he appeared in human form,[d]
8 he humbled himself in obedience to God
and died a criminal’s death on a cross.
9 Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor
and gave him the name above all other names,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.
So whatever walls you are up against, make it a holy exercise by inviting the Lord into your heart. Surrender your life to Jesus. Start reading God’s Word daily and seeking His will for your life. He will place His Spirit inside of you. You will never be alone. He will fight your battles for you and cause the walls to come tumbling down.
We learn from the story of Joshua and the battle of Jericho that holiness is an essential key to victory. In whatever battle you are facing today, you can make it a holy exercise by bringing God into the equation.
But Jesus will still free us and rescue us, whether now, in a week, in a month, in a year, in 10 years, or not until eternity. It might not be until the life to come that we might be freed, but that doesn’t mean we have to be a slave on earth and treat people and situations like THEY OWE US, because we are owed nothing, really.
Legs always sends me her Cliff Note’s version of Sunday’s sermon from her church.
Talk about SHORT, SWEET and BOLD like how I need to be schooled. Humbling but gives major perspective.