Monday, October 11, 2010

"Waiting Patiently"

"I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry." Psalm 40:1

It is one thing to have to "wait"- none of us like to do that. We want everything when we want it- which is usually "now" or "sooner". But it is another thing to wait patiently. This morning I want to address the subject of "how" we wait for the Lord to answer our prayers and move in our lives.

Often we wait with anything but patience. Most people tend to wait with frustration- frustrated that it is taking so long for an answer. Some get aggravated because they even have to wait. Others are annoyed by the fact that they have to wait. Then you have those who actually get angry because God doesn't answer then at the moment they ask.

God doesn't answer every prayer immediately. In His wisdom the answer may come at a later date. But He does answer- "He inclined unto me". He does hear- "Heard my cry".

You may be in the waiting stage- waiting for an answer. That is not the real issue- waiting is a face of life, even when it comes to answered prayer. The real issue is "how" are you waiting? Take time today to examine your attitude if you are waiting on an answer from the Lord. How are you waiting- with frustration, aggravation, impatience, patience, faith, hope or peace?

Have a great day. Waiting is a fact of life, even when it comes to answered prayer. The real question is, "how are you waiting?".

For further reading:
Psalm 37:7; 130:5
Luke 21:19
Isaiah 30:18
Lamentations 3:25,26
Micah 7:7

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