2015/12/30 – Devotional

Worth the wait – Joni and Friends

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
Psalm 27:14

Waiting on the Lord means putting His desires before our own, believing that He will meet our needs with generosity and love in His good time. But it’s difficult sometimes. You may find yourself mightily tempted to do something on the spur of the moment. It may be an important decision. A desire you want gratified. A choice you don’t feel like putting off, or something you just want now. Your itchiness to have things your way has you ready to settle for something of lower quality or less value. It could be a special purchase. Or a choice in jobs. Or a relationship. It could be a crossroads in your ministry. And the truth is…you really don’t want to check in with the Lord, discern His mind and His desires, and wait for His green light.

Ah, but while we may regret a hasty decision a million times over, we will never regret waiting on the Lord. You can never go wrong as you wait and pray and still yourself in His presence, seeking His mind and heart. He’ll end up giving you something better. He will give you wisdom as well as Himself. And when you have apprehended Him in a new, fresh way, it will all come clear. The choice will be obvious. The waiting will be worth it.

What you might provide for yourself by your effort, in your wisdom, and in your timing cannot be compared to what God has for you in His plan and in His timing. Are you at a crossroads of decision in your life? Are you dealing with a desire that’s pushing you to hurry? Fight the temptation to run ahead of Him. Lay your desires and petitions at His feet, and wait for His peace (Philippians 4:6-7).

Father, how could I not trust You–You who gave Your own Son so that I might become Your child? I bow before You today, yielding up my hopes, dreams, desires. I know You will give me what is best.


Joni and Friends

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