Read: Psalm 27: 1-5, 13-14
Remember: “In our waiting, God is working. The waiting is for our salvation, for our good.”
We are people living in a generation that typically run on our own time and not on God’s time. We want something and we can’t wait. We want it now. Who wants to be healed next year instead of now? Who wants the job later when all the bills are due at the end of the month? Who wants to wait another night for their marriage to work? In one of Joyce Meyers’ devotionals, she says, “We all want good things to happen in our lives, but too often we want it now...not later. When it doesn't happen that way, we are tempted to ask, ‘When, God, when?’ Most of us need to grow in the area of trusting God instead of focusing on the "when" question. If you're missing joy and peace, you're not trusting God. If your mind feels worn out all the time, you're not trusting God.”
Let us confess when we don’t trust God with his timing and when we try to figure out “when” He is going to bring us the goodness we are looking for. Let us keep going down the path God desires and stop trying to figure everything out so we can live our life filled with blessings from God.
I personally confess that I am the queen of trying to figure everything out. I spend endless moments thinking, “maybe this is why or how God will do this” or “maybe this will be His perfect timing.” If I would only spend more time trusting in Him and keeping my eyes focused on Him, the more freedom I would experience. God causes GOODNESS at exactly the right time! I should let God be God in my life and let Him do his work. I shouldn’t try to figure it all out.
Rest: The psalmist said that he would have despaired IF he hadn’t been confident he’d see God’s goodness someday. Are you sure you’ll see his goodness on your behalf? Are you positive your waiting will produce a harvest? If not, you might as well confess it. Mark 9: 24 says, “I do believe. Help me in my unbelief.” This morning, rest in the freedom to confess unbelief while waiting.
If you are waiting with a certainty that God will use it for your good and His glory, use your time in rest to thank Him for confidence that comes only from Him. I love that the psalmist also points out (verse 14) that waiting with certainty takes strength. As you’re thanking God for His strength in your waiting, intercede on behalf of someone waiting without unwavering confidence.
Prayer for Soul Sisters:
Our Gracious God,
I know your Word promises that you will not be late in anything you do, not even by a day……..You tell us in Habakkuk 2:3, “But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!” Lord, I do believe. I trust you are at work and that you are in the midst of equipping me to do your good. You will put me exactly where you need me, when you need me. I am guilty of trying to figure out all the details. Help me to turn my worry into praise, giving you thanks for being in control so I don’t have to. I ask that you wrap your loving arms around all of our Soul Sisters who are wavering over your perfect timing. Please renew their strength so they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Let your work and your will be done.
In your Son’s name I pray. Amen