Wait for the Lord; be strong and let your heart take courage;
wait for the Lord!
I am not a very good wait-er--I don’t like to wait.
I want all of the answers, right now.
I want to know—now!-- the direction in which I’m to go in life.
I want to know how situations are going to resolve themselves and I don’t want to have to wait to find out.
I am so often tempted to jump right in and act—call someone!! Do something!! Send an e-mail!! Speak my mind!!
Sometimes I react quickly—in anger, in retribution, in fear and depression.
But the above verse reminds me—twice in one verse, to “wait for the Lord.”
And it doesn’t tell me just to wait, it gives me something to do while I wait: “be strong and let your heart take courage.”
I can be strong, by reading the Bible and praying to the Lord to guide and lead me. I find strength in knowing that He is with me every single step of the way, no matter what. And He is stronger than anything, any circumstance, that I will encounter during my life.
I can have courage while I wait because I know the Lord knows what is happening. He knows every detail about every aspect of my circumstances, even when I’m blindsided by something. He is right beside me, every second.
He knows the direction in which He wants me to go. He knows all the details. He knows the bigger story.
And truth be told, I know the bigger story too. I know the end of the story. At the end of the story, no matter what happens to me here—I will spend eternity with Him.
Knowing that enables me to “wait…” with courage in my heart.
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