Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.
—Psalm 27:14 (NLT)
Lord, when I believe I need answers, you often keep those answers from me. Sometimes I cry out for immediate relief instead of allowing patience to render greater faith in me. Be brave, you tell me. Be courageous, you encourage. Don’t run ahead of me, you whisper. Wait patiently.
Patience is a virtue that I add in my life, and you empower that choice to make a difference. Everything around me shouts for quick answers, and demands instant results. But you, Lord, know the way ahead, and when I exercise patience, I shall be refined and strengthened by the journey. Instant answers only allow fear to remain in me. Trusting you defeats fear, and focuses my faith right where it belongs. On you.
Bravery is also a choice. Courage is bravery empowered by the Holy Spirit. Courage is letting go of all that appears to be secure, and without reservation stepping into the unknown, not focusing on what might be ahead, but on you, Lord, my only trust and security.
“They who wait upon the Lord will get new strength,” Isaiah imparts. “They will rise up with wings like eagles. They will run and not get tired. They will walk and not become weak” (Isaiah 40:31, NIV). Lord, when I am tired of my own strength, I trust for yours. Help me to be tired of my own. Create the need in me to always rely on you, and never on myself. If I want to soar tirelessly in this life, I need you to be the wind that carries me.
I wait for you.
© 2018 Lynn Lacher
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