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 27:12-14 (NIV)
Wait on the Lord. Be strong. Be patient. Hold on, and you will see His goodness while yet living. Patience is not easy, but it is a virtue that when practiced brings great reward. Follow His will faithfully. Endure through the hard times, and you will receive what He has promised. Hardship builds character and the ability to endure. If you wait on Him, you will soar in His strength, and not despair within your own.
The thought of a hardship or a new challenge will not defeat you, because you walk in His peace. You will rise to meet hardships and challenges with His power because you have surrendered your control to His control. You have stopped fighting against the lessons. You have become attuned to His voice, and have allowed the flow of His Spirit to reach through you into each day.
You wait, spiritually ready to respond with His least beckoning. His priceless grace has given life that you don't even deserve. He has set you free to soar no matter what your circumstance. Now you walk in His Spirit each and every moment. You experience the love of God in depths that heals the sadness of each hardship. You know joy that is constant because He is unchanging. You see His goodness in everything. You see Him in the eyes of a hurting acquaintance or feel Him in the tender hug of a caring friend. You know He is with you.
Remain strong. Take heart. Hope. Waiting always rises in hope. It renews your strength. You catch the wind of His Spirit, and you are lifted to walk on new heights in His strength and power. Do you see? His goodness is formed and fired within you. You are filled with Him because you have emptied yourself. You become His promise of goodness.
©2017 Lynn Lacher
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