Waiting on the Lord

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There was something I wanted badly recently but didn’t get it. It wasn’t until later when something better came along that I realized that if I had received what I wanted I would have missed what God had planned.  I sat and thought about this and begun to really realized why in scripture we are urged and reminded to wait on God and not be so anxious.

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philipians 4:6-7.

I know the Bible tells us to not be anxious but anxiety still finds its way in somehow (through worrying really, another thing we’re told in the Bible not to do). Matthew 6:25-34 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be added unto you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.”)

Anxiety and fear are not from God because God never gave us that kind of spirit. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
No matter what we pray and ask God for, trusting and believing He is able to do it, we have to remember to wait for Him. Patience is truly a virtue and it is a fruit of the Spirit, “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law.” Galatians 5:2-23

God is wise and has declared the end from the beginning (Isaiah 46:10), so we can rest assured trusting in Him to know exactly when it’s the right time to do something. I realized how silly I was trying to jump ahead. Some of the things God doesn’t give us we gotta thank Him for. Thank God for the things He does and what He hasn’t done, be thankful always, “give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:18). Give thanks with a grateful heart.

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. WAIT on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; WAIT, I say, on the Lord. ” Psalm 27:13-14.

“Although you say you do not see Him, yet justice is before Him, and you must WAIT for Him. ” Job 35:14.

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7 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda says:

    Lovely post Sateigdra, and every one of the scriptures you have quoted speak of the peace we have in the Lord when we live our lives trusting in the Lord and not leaning on our own understanding.
    It comes to mind ‘His thoughts are for our welfare and not to harm us.’
    God bless you Sateigdra, have a lovely weekend.

    1. SLRK says:

      Amen. Thanks for sharing that, Brenda. It is very reassuring to know of His thoughts toward us and how wonderful they are. That scripture you shared reminds me of a verse in Psalm 139:17-18 ” How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you”

      God bless and keep you too, Brenda. Have a wonderful weekend and Easter holiday. (Not sure if you have Easter as a holiday there but we have it as a holiday here. : -)

  2. Brenda says:

    Hi Sateigdra,
    just tried coming over to your blog again and had no trouble . I think the problem must have been with my computer.
    Hope you are well. God bless you.

    1. SLRK says:

      Hey Brenda,
      I figured it must have been your computer. I’m glad it works now. I am well. I hope all is well with you too. God bless you.

  3. Brenda says:

    I am well in the Lord Sateigdra,
    having problem with my joints at the moment but I absolutely believe it is a sign as the Lord has shown me so many times about the dry bones coming to life with the Spirit being sent and has shown me through many scriptures that the traditions of man are making void the word of God and also that the children are for signs and portents in Israel (we are the Israel of God spiritually).
    I have been led to a church gathering where I feel the Spirit is operating as it should in a much greater way than many. The strange thing is that the Lord showed signs to my friend and myself about going back in time. One of those signs was a blogger who has written recent posts but the date of the posts are coming up as a year ago. If you look on my sidebar it is a blog called ‘reformed rebel’. My friend has also been having dreams about going back in time.
    I believe absolutely that the Lord is talking about going back in time to how the church should operate and a revival of the Holy Spirit.
    Please pray for this for me, as I know you feel much the same about some of the things happening in the churches. There is nothing that says about people going to Bible colleges to become teachers and prophets etc, , the scriptures say that these are gifts from God which all have received and that all may prophesy. We are told that we shall all be taught by God and to obey those that have the rule over you who have come to you with the word of God. It is actually saying that if what they say does not line up with the word of God they have no rule over you. It is the Word itself that has the rule and the authority and it has to be obeyed when we come together.

    1. SLRK says:

      This comment I 💖. You just said a mouthful of truth. I totally agree with what you said about how we shall be taught by God.

      There are many who are told to go to Bible colleges (it was even suggested by somebody in the church I used to visit if I would consider joining one) and theological classes, etc etc. Many have forgotten that it is written freely we received freely we give, yet folks are being told they gotta pay to get knowledge and understanding of God’s word. Is there any wonder that many leave these institutions then go on to charge people to preach the word or in order for people to be blessed by God they have to sow money?

      I also have found a new church that I attend which I feel is much better than the other one in regard to doctrine though I still have seen some similarities but as far as Bible study groups go I enjoy the fellowship with the other women.

      I will pray for you. You are always so hopeful and trusting in God’s word, it’s encouraging. May God richly bless and keep you Brenda.

  4. Brenda says:

    Just noticed the clock on your title Sateigdra, and I don’t believe it is coincidence.

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