Waiting with Hope
Lucinda Secrest McDowell
Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in him. Psalm 62.5
It never seems to come. That answer to prayer, resolution of a problem, or reconciled relationship.
We want to hope for good things. We believe God is hearing us. But how long must we wait?
Will stamping our feet and shouting angrily “I’ve had enough, God, why don’t you come through for me?” prompt Him to respond quicker? I think not. But feel free to do that, if you choose – God can handle it.
A better way is to “wait quietly.”
That doesn’t mean that we are totally silent and passive. It means that we choose to come before Him with a humble spirit and a receptive heart. One that listens instead of speaking. One that continues to choose to believe that God is in control, even when we see no visible evidence of such.
One who hopes.
A hope not founded in the institutions of the world or the inherent goodness in people – for truly both will fail us at times. A hope based solely “in Him.”
God is worthy. God is able. Will you wait quietly before Him, ready to receive the answers in His way and time?
Lord, give me patience in waiting for your good answers. Amen.
under the mercy, Lucinda
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