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Faith Requires Waiting (8 of 8)
Series: A Journey of Faith
As Christians who live in this world, what do we do with the injustices that we see in life? What do we do when we are in that in-between place? What do we do when our prayers haven't yet been answered? What do we do when we haven't seen the provision we are hoping for? Or the job we want? What do we do when God has not yet sent the man or woman of our dreams to us yet?
Do we take matters into our own hands?
Do we try to fix it by ourselves?
Do we get impatient?
Do we lose our faith in God?
The answer is simply this: WE WAIT ON THE LORD.
WAITING ON THE LORD means that we have a CONFIDENT EXPECTATION OR HOPE IN HIM!
Psalm 62:5 (NKJV) My soul, wait silently for God alone, For my expectation is from Him.
Our hope and our expectation is in Him, not the things we want from Him. We are waiting expectantly on Him to:
- Give us a word
- Confirm His word
We wait on His:
This is God's response to us every time we are in that open place - to wait upon Him. Don't be an open target for the enemy because you might be vulnerable or your faith is being tested and you don't yet see the things you are hoping for. STAY IN THAT PLACE OF CONFIDENT EXPECTATION IN THE LORD.
Your faith is the assurance of things hoped for, or the assurance of the things you are waiting for. What are the things that people are waiting for / hoping for?
Waiting for the baby to come. Waiting on the right one to marry. Waiting for a new job to come through. Waiting on a report from the doctor. Waiting at the airport or the train station.
The most difficult answer is not YES or NO, but WAIT. When we pray a prayer for God to do something on our behalf, or we are seeking direction from Him about a particular decision and He says, ''WAIT,'' that is what ...
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