Sunday, March 29, 2009

What Do You Do While You Wait To Hear From The Lord?

Those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. —Isaiah 40:31

Are you feeling like you need strength to go on? Have you been so busy spinning your wheels in the desert sand and now you’re wondering which end is up? Hey, I’ve been there before, but I’ve found that it’s better to ignore my feelings.. ignore all those fruitless ones pressuring me, and simply steal away for prayer early.

Ever have a lot of questions for God and feel like He is just staying silent in your life? Do you feel that He is far away and callously indifferent?

Ever cry out: “What’s the hold up here?”

It's hard to live with time quickly passing you sometimes huh?

Man, most Christians have been there at some time before, but God can also speak to you as well.. when the time is right. He does love to keep His kids informed, rather than in some mysterious fog. He wants no one religiously ignorant.

Most of the time when the Lord speaks to me (and I don’t mean in some audible booming Red Sea kind of voice like I’m some hyer-special person..) is when I am prayerfully reading the Bible (Heb. 10:7). That’s where He wants to meet with all His children regularly.

Questions: What requests have you laid on the Lord that He has not yet responded to you about?

How do you deal with that delay? Do you feel that He doesn’t love you?

Is your focus too much on your immediate feelings or needs.. or on some frustrating troubles.. or on personal relationship issues that all seem to be blinding you to the greater purpose that God is still working out?

Are you still on the shelf or in God’s waiting room so to speak? Will you choose to trust Jesus in your circumstances and simply remain patient?

Sometimes our merciful God does not answer our immediate supplications and requests in the affirmative, because He has something greater that He is working on store for us ahead. Please know that God will answer every prayer of a sincere Christian. And "No" or "Wait" are also valid answers that He can give people when that is what is best for them. Believe me; He knows exactly what you need and when you need it. He knows the number of hairs (on lack of hairs) on your head. Yes, God is absolutely certain about what is primo for you each day!

I sought the Lord, and He heard me. —Psalm 34:4

We can know that God is watching, always present, everywhere,
And with hope and joy and patience he is waiting for our prayer.

Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord! —Psalm 27:14

Read the entire Devo! Maybe you need to Give your life completely to Jesus!

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