Monday, March 27, 2017

Abundant Waiting

Wait for the LORD; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the LORD! Psalm 27:14

It can be incredibly scary to wait for the Lord, when I don't understand what's happening, or why.

When we aren't sure how things are going to turn out (especially in hard, frustrating, or hurtful situations). We want to do everything we can to fix and figure stuff out...come up with "Plan B." We don't want to wait, we want to DO something. Anything but waiting.
Waiting requires surrendering our self-reliance and attempts to control. It means letting go and resting in the face of an unknown future. How is that even possible?

Be strong, and let your heart take courage, all you who wait for the LORD! Psalm 31:24

Because we serve a God who is able to do abundantly more than anything we could ask or even imagine. Did you get that? ABUNDANTLY MORE than anything we could ask or imagine. The best outcome you can possibly think of? He is willing and able to do abundantly better than that. God's glory is the priority and as His adopted children, His glory is our privilege to proclaim. Our purpose here and now is to proclaim it with all our might, in word and deed...and sometimes, by simply waiting.

And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7
God's perfect timing is always worth it, even when the waiting is painful. Momentary afflictions are preparing us for an ETERNAL weight of GLORY, dear ones!
Therefore, we can be brave and courageous (even when it feels like we're at our weakest and most unsure) because HE is able and His loving faithfulness to us never ends.
We serve a God who is with us in the waiting, with glorious plans of "abundantly more" always in store.

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen. Ephesians 3:20-21