There Is Joy In Waiting…

Manna For Today: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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Isaiah 40:31 says, “But those who wait on the LORD Shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.”

The difficulty in believing God for His intervention in any area of our lives can be the waiting. The Bible assures us of the advantage of waiting.

Somehow we want to bypass the waiting part and go right to renewal, mounting up, running without weariness, etc. Yet the text opens with “those who wait.” It is not easy to get around that.

Psalm 25:4-5 [Show me Your ways, O Lord; Teach me Your paths. 5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I wait all the day] is instructive for those who are waiting “on the Lord.”

It identifies three things that are life lessons we learn while waiting:

1. We learn the ways of the Lord.

“Show me Your ways.”

• There is a distinct difference in our ways and His; the goal is to close the gap.

Isaiah 55:7-9Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; let him return to the LORD, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. 8 “For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD. 9 “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.

2. We learn the path of the Lord.

“Teach me Your path.”

• The path of the Lord is a lifestyle that one must be taught.

Psalm 16:11You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

3. We learn to follow Truth.

“Lead me in Your truth…”

• We find truth when we find His Word; the only thing left to do is to follow it.

John 17:17Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth.

My friend, while you wait on the Lord there is much to occupy your heart and mind. Allow the Spirit of God to “show, teach and lead” you into His “Ways, Paths and Truth.”

Peace and Blessings!

5 thoughts on “There Is Joy In Waiting…

  1. OT

    Thank you FATHER for your confort and strength. Holy Spirit help me to follow after you in all my ways that I can be accountable for the things I do. I want to do right in your sight. I want the word to sanctify to keep me cleanse so the wrong thing doesn’t enter in. I thank you for it in JESUS NAME, AMEN

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  2. La Wanda

    Spirit of God to “Please show, teach and lead” me into Your “Ways, Paths and Truth.” Help me that I May not become weary, because sometimes I get so tired of waiting and take mattets into my own hands Show me Father when to move and not to move. You said if I ask it will be done
    I ask this prayer for my family and friends who stand in need of being patient with You also. Amen and so it is.

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  3. Heavenly Father, Help me not to be anxious but to seek and grow in the joy of waiting on Your truth. Yes, help me to close the gap in my ways and Your ways. I need help! Continue to bless me with the desire to stay in Your word. I declare Your word is power, strength, comfort, peace, renewal and it does not return void. Thank You for your Word! In the name of Jesus, Amen.

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  4. Don Sullivan

    Thank You Lord for a wonderful word today along with an awesome Pastor and First Lady. Lord keep me and my family patiently waiting on for I know You have great things in store for us. Let us constantly learn Your ways and follow Your truths everyday. Let us get to know You better each day. In Jesus mighty and matchless name, Amen

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