|Psalm 40:1 NIV|
|2017-10-06||Written by Bob and Debby Gass|
|While you're waiting|
God works according to His own perfect timetable. Sometimes He'll move suddenly, like He did for Bartimaeus (you can read about this in Mark 10:46-52). But a lot of the time, we'll find He asks us to wait. And that isn't always something we're good at. When we're struggling with our situation, or even really enthusiastic to get on with God's calling for us, we want God to do act straight away, the sooner the better. But He doesn't work like that, and our impatience won't move God faster. Just because we can't see Him at work doesn't mean He isn't working, and it doesn't mean that He's changed His mind. It just means the timing isn't quite right yet. So what should we do while we're waiting? 1) Pray for God's will to take priority in you life. God says, 'I make known the end from the beginning' (Isaiah 46:10 NIV). Before God starts anything, He can already see the end goal and the steps that lead us to it. We just need to be willing to accept His will and say yes to following the path He's laid out for us. 2) While you're waiting, rejoice. 'Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will be joyful in God my Saviour' (Habakkuk 3:17-18 NIVUK). Start thanking God today for what He's already done for you, and for what He's going to do in the future on your behalf. Because He will. He absolutely will come through for you.
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