Wait Patiently

Have you recently cried out for help to get through a difficult situation? Do you have someone to turn to for the help you need? Are you willing to turn to someone you cannot see? Will you turn to God, crying out to Him in prayer to lift you up?

There are many in this world who face difficulties, some on a near daily basis. Even those who often appear as though their lives are wonderful face difficulties. Unfortunately, many do not know where to turn to get the help they need.

We also see within our culture people kicking someone when they are down. It may not be literal kicking, but it hurts all the same. Social media has been used for many nefarious purposes, including social bullying. People will shun those they think are beneath them or someone they are angry with.

There are numerous other difficulties people face, including job seeking, bill paying, providing the basics for life, relationships, alcohol and drug abuse, sexual abuse, and many more. These situations often are not quickly solved. Yet, when we reach out to God in prayer, we find guidance and direction in solving them. We see God move in ways we don’t understand.

There are times we must wait patiently for God to act. He moves in His time. We may think He is being slow. Yet, God’s timing is perfect. He knows far more than we do and acts perfectly at the right time to address our situation. Unfortunately, we become impatient and take matters into our own hands, rather than waiting for God.

Now, just because we are waiting on God, doesn’t mean we simply sit like a bump on a log. We must continue to think and do as best we can. All the while, we continue to pray to God for guidance and direction. We pray for God’s intervention. At the right time, God will intervene to provide what we need.

I pray we all wait patiently on God, praying for guidance and His intervention. I pray we continue to do the best we can while we wait. I pray each one of us will turn to God and trust Him to intervene. Spend time in prayer. Ask God for guidance. Ask God for intervention. Trust God to provide. God will not disappoint.

Psalm 40:1-3

I waited patiently for the Lord;

he turned to me and heard my cry. 

He lifted me out of the slimy pit,

out of the mud and mire;

he set my feet on a rock

and gave me a firm place to stand.

He put a new song in my mouth,

a hymn of praise to our God.

Many will see and fear the Lord

and put their trust in him.

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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