Worth the Wait

Since we are going to have to wait anyway, wouldn't you rather wait on the Lord, Who is our salvation, glory, rock of our strength and our refuge? Our Team has done an excellent job encouraging us with a variety of devotions about “Patience to Wait on the Lord.” Meditate on this chapter this week and may your hearts be uplifted!
SCRIPTURE: “Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.  3 How long will you attack a man? You shall be slain, all of you, like a leaning wall and a tottering fence. 4 They only consult to cast him down from his high position; They delight in lies; They bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah 5 My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. 6 He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. 7 In God is my salvation and my glory; The rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. 8 Trust in Him at all times, you people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah 9 Surely men of low degree are a vapor, Men of high degree are a lie; If they are weighed on the scales, they are altogether lighter than vapor. 10 Do not trust in oppression, nor vainly hope in robbery; If riches increase, do not set your heart on them.
11 God has spoken once, Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God.  12 Also to You, O Lord, belongs mercy; for You render to each one according to his work.” Psalm 62:1-12
Saints, waiting is different. It is the phenomenon whereby which we are stretched; we are extended to points we did not know existed. Waiting causes us to achieve expectation, patience, growth; it causes us to see who we really are on the inside. I used to be a member of a run club; and our goal was to run distances predetermined by our leader. Before a run, we would ramble about all that comes with the finish. Our running would have some anticipation associated with it. We understood that there were pressures and challenges (joint aches, weather, etc.) we would need to overcome in order to finish well. In Christ, we are still learning immediate gratification is just not set up to produce the best in us; we need all that comes with the wait. It is apparent: the Father has hemmed most of our faith-walk and reward to waiting.

In Colossians 2, Paul shares that though we are on earth now, we are to set our affections on the things to come, yes, the matters of our heavenly home. In John 14, Jesus encourages us; He must leave to go and prepare a place for us in heaven; for we shall be with Him in heaven. In II Corinthians 4, Paul exhorts us that this life on earth with all of its hardships is but a light affliction compared to our life eternally with the Father in heaven. In the faith, the Lord calls us to obedience so that we can bring to fruition His plan and purpose which ultimately brings Him pleasure and glory. We are called in Psalm 62 to be confident and know that our expectation is from our God. We are His workmanship because of Christ created to align with Him to one day obtain our reward.

How does receiving God’s reward motivate us? Is His reward worth our wait and all we must endure today on earth? In I John 3, we read where we shall be like our Lord. Can you imagine being perfectly Holy and perfectly righteous; absolutely lacking nothing? Having all wisdom; and having no chance of failing. Our home in heaven is promised to be perfect, as well. Revelation 21, teaches that even the streets in heaven are paved in gold. What! Gold! No more trashy “hoods”. We will reign with our God, who is forever our Sovereign King. We don’t have to be in our feelings here about this or that; our home is in Glory! Let’s be mighty servants for the Kingdom; and not get involved with any devil-sent complexes. We can tell our enemies, “Just wait; you will see, we are the Lord’s! Yes, we are Royalty!”

Prayer: Dear God thank You for Your plan for us to be about Your Kingdom business while we wait to behold all of Your beauty. Help us not to quit in our hard times; and give in to what is popular around us. May our work, our endurance be caused by our relationship with You; that we may be for Your glory. Help us to stay diligent to continue in the faith and to ultimately come to the end of life and align with Paul’s proclamation, “I have fought the good fight; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. In Jesus’ Awesome and Precious Name-Amen!
By Sis. Lisa Williams


D.T. Diggs - May 24th, 2024 at 4:50am

Amen, Sis. Lisa! What blessed holy expectation we can walk it right now, even as we embrace "the waiting." Thank you for those wonderful reminders!

Mcneal and Debora - May 24th, 2024 at 6:01am

Amen and Amen. Waiting seasoned by Grace which understands Mercy as a sure foundation is waiting worthy of rejoicing.

nLet us be glad in it!

Deborah Whye - May 24th, 2024 at 7:13am


Cheryl Torain - May 24th, 2024 at 9:22am

Hallelujah!!! Waiting with expectation!!! Amen and Amen!!!

Wendy - May 24th, 2024 at 11:50am

Amen! Wait for the Lord really does say it all!






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