by, Toni Smothers
Scripture: Psalm 27:14, Psalm 37:7a, Lamentations 3:24-26, Colossians 1:11, John11:5-7
David knew from experience what it meant to wait for the Lord. He had been anointed King at age 16 but he didn’t actually become King until he was 30. During those 14 years of waiting, David was chased through the wilderness by jealous King Saul. David had to wait on God for the fulfillment of His promise that David would reign.
Remember also that Jesus did not respond immediately to His beloved friends Martha, Mary and Lazarus. He had a reason and His own special timing so that He could take that opportunity to use it for good and to demonstrate His power and mercy by rising Lazarus from the dead.
Waiting is so hard for us Lord. In our impatience, we sometimes feel as if You aren't listening. Thank you for forgiving us and understanding the urgency we feel over our need for You. Please answer us, Lord Jesus. Embrace us with your presence and your love. It's in your name we pray, Amen.
Putting it into action:
God calls us to hope in and wait for Him. There is always a reason that we are just exactly where we are in our lives. We can choose to use this time to strengthen, refresh, renew and teach us. Patiently await His timing. Waiting for God is not easy, but God is always worth waiting for.
Toni Smothers has written articles for “Total Health”, “Let’s Live”, “People In Action” and “The North American Mentor” magazines. Additionally, she has ghost-written answers to numerous questions for the evangelical christian site, GotQuestions.org. She is a member of the Faithwriters.com writing community and was previously the editor for the teen section of Faithwriters first on-line magazine.
Toni Smothers is a child of God, wife, mom, grandmother, writer and lay-speaker. She has had serious exposure to the rougher side of life and from that experience has been left with a heart full of love for others who struggle with learning about our beautiful Savior. Through her writing, Toni delights in helping others who are seeking to find a true, intimate relationship with their Heavenly Father.