Daily Devotional – 11/4/13 “Wait!”

I’ve been sitting looking at the computer screen trying to figure out what to write about today. Trying to figure out another way to tell you what I always tell you. Yea, you know that things will get better, that trouble doesn’t last, that your joy will come, that things will get better if you hold on, that God hasn’t left you, that your test is only temporary, your storm has to end and all that but what do you do in the midst of waiting? What do you do in your storm? What do you hold on too while all hell is breaking loose? What do you do when you still can’t sleep after praying? What do you do when you feel like you’re all churched out? What do you do when it seems like all you’re doing is smiling to keep from crying and too tired to keep up the front that everything is alright? What do you do? Well, to be honest with you … I don’t have all the answers but I can tell you that giving up isn’t an option. Nope! Giving in isn’t available either, so what now? What will you do? (I’m asking you?) My husband asked me the other night, what do you do when you keep praying for the same thing and still haven’t gotten an answer? I told him, you stop praying and wait because if you keep asking it’s like you don’t believe you’ll get whatever it is you ask for. See, many times we keep going to God with the same prayer request but how do you feel when you keep getting the same email or voicemail from the same person asking you the exact same thing every time? This is the way God feels (I suspect). God heard you the first time, so wait. Wait until He answers for 1 John 5:14-15 says, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And since we know he hears us when we make our requests, we also know that he will give us what we ask for.” So, just wait. Oh, you may be facing something terrible now and you have a hard time understanding why you have to go through it but why not you? Are you too good to not go through trouble? Are you anymore worthy that you don’t have to go through hell when Jesus did? Baby, you haven’t faced nothing compared to the torment He endured for us, so just wait. Wait on your answer. Wait on your deliverance. Wait on your breakthrough. Wait on your promotion, the answer to your loan request, the healing you so desperately need or whatever it is you’ve asked for. Stop rushing God and wait. However, while you’re waiting pay attention and take notes because you may be missing the real reason you’re going through the situation you’re in. I’ve learned that no matter what you’re facing; there is a reason for it and obviously God deemed you worthy enough for this test because He knew you’d studied enough to pass it. So don’t fail it now that it’s almost over. Yea, you may be tired and can barely hang on or in there but just wait. Your pay off is right around the corner. Don’t miss it turning back, giving up, letting go or giving in. Wait!

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