In the words of Dr. Eugene May:
I must admit that I don’t like “WAITING.” But, I have learned that good things do come to those who are willing to “WAIT” upon the Lord. The Word says, “Show me Your ways, O LORD; teach me Your paths. Lead me in Your truth and teach me, for You are the God of my salvation; on You I WAIT all the day.”
Isaiah said, “Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall, but those who WAIT on the LORD shall renew their strength.” He was saying to us that the best and the strongest may be overcome but if we are willing to “WAIT” for God to move we will see the victory of God.
In Ecclesiastes, Solomon said, “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven.” This was a difficult lesson for me to learn but I have seen it to be true. When I have “WAITED” patiently for God to move in the situations of life, He has moved.
Child of God, patience is something that doesn’t come instantly. There is only one way for you to gain patience and that is to learn to “WAIT” upon the Lord. He is never too late. He will move in His time and He will bring forth the effect that He desired in your life. Don’t give up! Look up and see the victory of God.
“Rest in the LORD, and WAIT patiently for Him; do not fret because of him who prospers in his way…I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread.”
Permission was previously obtained by Eugene May to share his writings on this blog. Thank you, Dr. May!
Psalm 25:4-5 (KJV)
4 Shew me thy ways, O Lord; teach me thy paths.
5 Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.
Isaiah 40:31 (KJV)
31 But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.
Ecclesiastes 3 (NIV)
3 There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.
Psalm 37 (NIV)
1 Do not fret because of those who are evil
or be envious of those who do wrong;
2 for like the grass they will soon wither,
like green plants they will soon die away.
3 Trust in the Lord and do good;
dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture.
4 Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.
5 Commit your way to the Lord;
trust in him and he will do this:
6 He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn,
your vindication like the noonday sun.
7 Be still before the Lord
and wait patiently for him;
25 I was young and now I am old,
yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken
or their children begging bread.