Are You Waiting on God? Part Five.
“Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes.” Psalm 37:7
While waiting on God, do we trust that God is in control and working all things together for our good? Or do we become frustrated and disappointed when things don’t go the way we want them? When we experience a delay or a difficult situation, our first response should be to trust that God is in control. We may not understand what He is doing, but we can trust that He is working all things together for our good.
We all have those moments when it feels like nothing is going right. Not only that, but we’re stuck in a dead-end job, our health is failing, or our relationships are falling apart. In those moments, it’s easy to feel like we are all alone and God has forgotten about us. But Psalm 37:7-8 tells us that we don’t need to worry when we’re going through tough times. Instead, we should resist fretting, refrain from anger, and be still. By doing this, we can choose to be patient while we wait for God to act.
Psalm 37:8 says, “Refrain from anger and abandon wrath; do not fret–it can only bring harm.”
Patience is a hard thing to come by in today’s society. We’re constantly bombarded with messages that tell us to do more, be more, and have more. As a result, we often find ourselves feeling frustrated and angry when things don’t go our way. But the truth is that we can’t control everything. Some things in life are out of our hands, and the only thing we can do is wait. This is where patience comes in. It’s the ability to keep going even when things are tough, and the future seems uncertain. It’s the ability to hold on to hope, even when it feels like everything is going wrong.
Remember, waiting on God can be difficult, but it is important to remember to resist fretting, refrain from anger, and be still. It is also important to choose patience, as Psalm 37:7-8 says. Likewise, Psalm 46:10 says, “Be still and know that I am God.” When we are still and take the time to pray and listen to God, we will see that He is still in control. He is always faithful, even amid delays and difficult situations. We also need to remember that God is good. We can trust that God is good no matter what we go through. He loves us and is working for our good. Amen. Ephesians 4:31 says, “Get rid of all bitterness, rage, and anger, outcry and slander, along with every form of malice.” Amen.
1. LORD Jesus, thank you for answering my prayers and the victory ahead of my days.
2. Holy Spirit, my helper, raise your standard against the flood of satanic attacks targeted at me to frustrate me while waiting on God.
3. As of today, I resist fretting, and refrain from anger, in Jesus’s name. Amen.