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Waiting can be hard when life comes at you from all angles. Do you want solutions?
Here are some awesome ways to deal with your problems.
I find Psalm 40 to be very encouraging.
Is there a Psalm that has spoken to your heart recently?
When you are going through life, ‘things’ keep happening.
The Psalmist was going through ‘things’ too.
Waiting on God When ‘Things’ are Hard
He waited patiently for the Lord and amazing things happened to his problems. God heard his prayer for help and listened and brought him up out of the terrible pit he was in.
When your life is filled with hard things, doesn’t it feel like a miry pit?
I’m not so sure that the problem was gone but the Psalmist’s perspective changed because he was set up on a Rock.
That Rock is Jesus!
Jesus had put him up above the dilemma he was facing which helped him to see with clarity.
His steps were established and a new song was put in his mouth!
He was a testimony to the Lord because others saw how God was working in his life. When our life is a testimony, others will trust in the Lord!!
I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me,
And heard my cry.
He also brought me up out of a horrible pit,
Out of the miry clay,
And set my feet upon a rock,
And established my steps.
He has put a new song in my mouth—
Praise to our God;
Many will see it and fear,
And will trust in the Lord.
Waiting when Life is Hard
You might be gliding through a smooth season of your life. Maybe not.
Knowing how to respond when God does not remove something hard from your life can be . . . well, hard!!
Motherhood is hard.
Raising kids is hard.
When your kids are adults, it’s still hard.
It’s so important to pray for them!
When I used to visit my parents they said, being elderly is very hard!!
Finances are hard. Have you ever had money disappear from your checkbook? I told you life is hard!
But what is so important about waiting?
We live in an instant culture.
Amazon gives you instant gratification because you can have anything with a simple click and delivered relatively quickly!
You can even cook with an Instant Pot and have supper ready faster!!
But God says in Psalm 40:1-3 that waiting is better!
It is a promise! God will incline His ear to you. I can visualize Him leaning over to listen to you. That isn’t because He is hard-of-hearing but because of His deep interest in things being hard for you.
God will set you up on a Rock. I love thinking about how that Rock is Jesus!
He gets you up above your problems so that you can see more clearly. Clarity helps you to make better choices. It gives you better eyesight so you can see the whole picture.
God establishes your steps.
Once He has you seeing clearly, your steps are established. It is hard to see when you are wallowing in the middle of your problem. When you are up out of the pit, things aren’t so dark and dismal.
When Joseph was in the pit it was dark and probably depressing. When he arrived in Egypt and was sold into slavery, his problems were huge but he was able to work with the problem. He actually rose to the highest level of leadership next to Pharaoh.
God puts a new song in your heart and suddenly your problem seems smaller!
It is then that we can praise God and share the testimony of all the marvelous things that He has done in our life!
Have you found waiting hard? How does this encourage you to wait patiently for the Lord?