From the Pastor’s Pen

Final thoughts on Psalm 37:7

Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass.               NKJV

Have you prayed and waited long, and still there is seemingly no answer from the Lord? Are you tired of seeing nothing happen? Do you feel you are at the point of giving up? Then perhaps you have not waited in the right way, which removes you from the right place—the place where the Lord will meet you.

“With patience wait. . .” (Rom. 8:25 KJV). Patience eliminates worry. The Lord said He would come, and His promise is equal to His presence. Patience takes eliminates weeping. Why should you feel sad and discouraged? The Lord knows your need better than you do, and His purpose in waiting is to glorify Himself through it. Patience eliminates self-works. The work of God is this: to believe” (John 6:29), and when you believe, you will know all is well. Patience eliminates all want. Perhaps your desire to receive what you want is stronger than your desire for the will of the Lord to be fulfilled in your life.

Patience eliminates all weakness. Instead of thinking of waiting as being wasted time, realize that the Lord is preparing His resources and getting you ready as well. Patience eliminates all wobbling. “He touched me and stood me upright” (Daniel 8:18). The Lord’s foundations are steady; and when we have His patience within, we are steady while we wait. Patience yields worship. Sometimes the best part of praiseful waiting is experiencing “long-suffering with joy” (Col. 1:11). While you wait, “Let patience have its perfect work” (James 1:4), and you will be greatly enriched.

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