Learning How to Wait on God
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
Psalm 62:1-2, 5-8
September 3, 2011
How many of you are currently waiting for God to step into your circumstances and improve them? You're waiting for God to step into your crisis to turn it into a celebration.
Perhaps you're waiting for God to open up a door for employment. You may be waiting for God to do a work in the life of your husband/wife/child. I don't know about you .. but I don't like to wait .. especially in lines!
How many of you will move from one lane to another lane .. be it on the highway or in line at the grocery store .. in hopes of saving a little time? It seems like the other line/lane always moves faster than the one I'm in. I sometimes feel that I'm a lane-jinx.
This week I googled up "How much time an average life is spent waiting" and the answer was that "the average person spends 45/62 minutes waiting everyday or 4.2% of an average life time." Well .. I don't know how true that is. It's more than that if you travel west on Dallas Highway after 5:00 p.m. I do know this: we're not very good at waiting … are we? And today … you may find yourself in God's waiting room:
.. waiting for Him to open a door.
.. waiting for Him to answer a prayer.
.. waiting for Him to do something in your life
that you cannot do yourself.
And if by chance you're NOT in God's waiting room today … just wait! It's coming! It even happened to King David. That's what he is writing about in Psalm 62. And it's from this 62nd Psalm that I want to talk to you about ..
Learning How to Wait on God
Psalm 62.1-2, 5-8
1 Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. 2 He only is my rock and my salvation
He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved." 5 My soul, wait silently for God alone,?For my expectation is from Him.? 6 He only is my rock and my salvation;?He is my defense; I shall not be moved.? 7 In God is my salvation and my glory;?The rock of my strength, And my refuge, is in God. 8 Trust in Him at all times, you people;?Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us." Selah
There was a man who went to get his drivers license renewed. When he arrived .. sure enough .. there was a long line and moving very slow. After thirty minutes of waiting .. it was finally his turn. He handed the lady his driver's license he was asked for proof of insurance.
Well … he found his insurance card and handed it to the lady. She looked at it and said, "Sir, do you have any current insurance. This card says that it expired last month."
Well .. he didn't have another card. So he asked if he could call his insurance agent and have them fax the proof to her. She said, "certainly" and gave him the fax number.
For 45 minutes he waited for the fax to arrive from his agent only to find out that the fax machine at the Department of Public Safety wasn't receiving faxes.
Trying to solve the problem … the ...
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