Saturday, May 19
Psalm 130:5, 7, “I wait for the Lord, my whole being waits, and in his word I put my hope. Put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.”
“God is preparing you for what he has prepared for you.”
Do you sometimes feel like you are stuck in the waiting room of life? You have goals and desires – a spouse, children, your own business, a degree – but you aren’t “there” yet and the journey is exhausting.
There is temptation, in the waiting, to look to other people, places, or things to temporarily satisfy us. Sadly, they won’t, and will often make the journey even longer. The Bible tells us to hope in God. That means to put our trust and faith in God and his plan for us, even when we don’t feel it or see it. The Bible is full of promises we can memorize and stand on when the waiting is difficult.
No matter what your waiting room is, let today’s verse encourage you. God knows the waiting isn’t easy, but he meets you where you are, as you are, with his unfailing love. He will use the challenges of today to prepare you for victory tomorrow!
Take a moment to reflect on your waiting room. Be honest with God about how you feel (he knows anyway). Write down today’s verse, Jeremiah 29:11 and Isaiah 40:31. Begin to memorize them and then repeat them when you get discouraged about your waiting.
God, thank you for always working in my life, even when I can’t see it. Thank you for the promise of a plan and purpose for me. Help me to trust in you and your timing! In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen!