Hold on, a Better Day Is Coming
Ecclesiastes 7:8; Proverbs 13:12
Read: James 5:11; Psalm 25:5; Psalm 27:14; Isaiah 40:31
1. As one reads through the Scriptures, he will soon find that
the Bible has much to say on the subject of waiting. For
example, Joseph waited three years in prison before God vindicated him and had him released. Moses waited 80 years before God used him to lead Israel from bondage. David waited from the time of a teenager until he was in his thirties to take over as King of Israel. And we could go on...
2. The truth of the matter is that our life is spent for the most
part on waiting for things, waiting on people, waiting on events to take place--things we desire... We wish it would all happen today, but it never does--it is usually tomorrow, next week, sometimes even years down the road before what we desire comes to pass.
a. But I would remind you of our Scriptures: "Better is
the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit" (Eccl. 7:8). Proverbs 13:12, "Hope deferred maketh the heart sick: but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life."
3. You may be here this morning thinking, "This message is
for me. Today is not a good day--things have not gone well this week. I have been waiting and waiting for something to change--but it hasn't. I pray and there seems to be no answer." If you feel like that, you may not be alone. I think we have all felt like that from time to time.
a. Keep in mind; God's Word is true. If He has
promised a better day, then you can believe it will come. And, while you and I are waiting for that better day to come--for that answered prayer to arrive, let's remember that He is fine-tuning us in the waiting room of life. The time that passes by is time the Lord uses to mold us and shape us. We need to learn to wait on Him.
QUOTE: Richard Hindrix, in an article for Christianity, wro ...
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