Thursday, April 28, 2011

Patience While You Wait

Psalm 40:1-5

“I waited patiently on 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 feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and rear and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not look to the proud, to those who turn aside to false gods.

Many, O Lord my God, are the wonders you have done. The things you planed for us no one can speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare”


Having trouble waiting again? What does the bible say God will do for us if we wait

patiently for him?

  • Hear your cry
  • Lift you out of the slimy pit
  • Set your feet on a rock, giving you a firm place to stand
  • Put a new song in your mouth, (joy and praise)

How do you know if you’re waiting patiently?

  • Do you worry about what will happen in the future? (This weekend, next month, this summer, etc.)
  • Do you often try to control situations? (Texting guys first, initiating situations, going to places where he might be, etc.)
  • Or do you focus on discipling younger girls?
  • Reading Gods word and studying it?
  • Reaching outsiders?
  • Loving and serving your friends?

If we will just trust the Lord and wait on his perfect timing, he will give us everything we need and more. Psalm 37:4 says if we delight ourselves in the Lord he will give us the desires of our hearts. In other words, if we put our main focus and attention on God and doing God’s will, he will first align our desires with his, so we will want the man he picked out for us, and secondly, he will give us this man when we least expect it. It is while we are working hard for God, striving to do his will, not worrying about anything, when he recognizes our faithfulness and blesses us with what our heart deeply desires.

Luke 16:10 says, “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much…” This can be applied to single life. If God trusts us to serve him and glorify him as a single woman, he knows he can trust us to multiple his glorification with a godly man when the timing is right. But first we must be trusted with very little.

Back to the old cliché,

“Let Go, and Let God!”

1 Peter 5:7

“Cast all your anxiety on him (God) because he cares for you.”