by Stan Coffey

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Turn Your Waiting Into Believing (1 of 5)
Stan Coffey

A strong tendency to "give up" may indicate that God is teaching us to wait on Him. If you study James 5:7, you read about waiting on the Lord.
There may be someone who is in a holding pattern. Maybe you are waiting for a loan to open up or maybe for a new spiritual opportunity to be made available to you. We are in all kinds of waiting situations in this life. We need to learn how to wait upon the Lord.
In Isaiah 40:31 it says, "They who wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength." Again and again in the bible the Lord taught His people to wait. Abraham had to wait all those years In the desert before he was ready for ministry.
All the great people of God had to learn what it meant to wait on the Lord. I want you to see why we must wait on the Lord and when we must wait and how we must wait.
James 5:7-11 says, "Be patient therefore brethren unto the coming of the Lord. Behold the husbandmen (the farmer) waits for the precious fruit of the earth and has long patience for it until he receives the early and later rain. Be ye also patient and establish your hearts for the coming of the Lord draweth nigh. Behold the judge standeth before the door. Take my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord for an example of suffering affliction and patience. Behold we count them happy which endure. You have heard of the patience of Job and have seen the end of the Lord, that the Lord is very pitiful and of tender mercy."
Have you ever noticed that we are not programmed in our society to wait? If you don't get your pizza in 30 minutes, you don't have to pay for it. I know some of you have tried to give the pizza man wrong directions so you could get free pizza but it didn't work.
We have a microwave oven because we want to get our dinner in five minutes. We have a fax machine because we don't want to wait for a letter. If we send a package, we ...

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