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    • Rich Handley

    Wait

    Why does God make us wait? If waiting makes us falter what good is it? Even John the Baptist grew impatient and had doubts. He sent his disciples to ask Jesus if he really was the Messiah.

    Of course, instant gratification would be nice but we’d never grow in faith if everything was instantly provided. Waiting builds confidence in God’s provision. We learn patience and trust through waiting, which forms the foundation of our faith in Christ.

    When we earnestly pray for our needs to be met we can be assured that God hears us. His unique timing is His way of making sure we are ready to receive and that the time is right.

    It may take 20 years for the fruition of a vision. Seemingly insurmountable obstacles may crop up along the way but faith and fortitude will overcome all obstacles. We must have faith that God’s hand will remove every Goliath from our path. God honors those who wait.

    Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways, when they carry out their wicked schemes. Refrain from anger and turn from wrath; do not fret - it only leads to evil. Psalm 37: 7-8

    I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord. Psalm 27: 13-14

    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 foot on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand Psalm 40: 1-2

    Love and blessings,

    Rich H.


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