Be Strong and Take Heart

When I want something, I want it NOW!

Amazon Prime can mail me a package within two days, I can heat my lunch up in three minutes, and my webpages load in just a couple of seconds.

An article entitled, “Instant Gratification is making us perpetually impatient” states, “The demand for instant results is seeping into every corner of our lives, and not just virtually. Retailers are jumping into same-day delivery services. Smartphone apps eliminate the wait for a cab, a date, or a table at a hot restaurant. Movies and TV shows begin streaming in seconds. But experts caution that instant gratification comes at a price: It’s making us less patient.”

How are you at waiting?
Have you ever wondered why God isn’t “showing up” like you thought He would?

Here are two thoughts for your day!

We have an Eternal God who exists outside the realm of time. In fact, the Bible says that “... a thousand years in your sight are like a day that has just gone by …” - Ps. 90:4
He may answer you immediately, but He may want you to wait on Him with full reliance.

We have an Eternal God who is good!
“I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” - Ps. 27:13-14

Are you waiting on God for something today, or have you given up on waiting?
Let’s have the same resolve as the Psalmist when he declares:

I will see the goodness of the Lord. (I will) be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.
— Psalm 27:13-14