Patient endurance is what you need now, so you will continue to do God’s will. Then you will receive all that he has promised. Hebrews 10:36, NLT

Have you ever wondered why it is so difficult to wait for things?

Recently, the Lord revealed to me that my impatience is due to my desire to have things happen my way and in my time. I also realized that when I begin to learn the blessing of waiting upon the Lord, then I start to discover patience. It is no longer urgent that I have my wishes fulfilled, let alone in my anticipated timeline.

The more we focus on what our Lord wills and what His plans call upon us to do, say, and experience, the more we are at peace with the events of each day. Contentment comes—surprisingly enough—with the surrender of self-will.

Dear Lord, today I want to continue in prayer to wait and watch for Your perfect will and then I will follow. Amen. 

Copyright Dr. Dan Elliott.

Dr. Elliott is a lifetime retired member of Christian Educators who lives in California.

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2 Responses

  1. As always, God’s timing is perfect.
    Just prior to reading your devotional, I was asking for His direction on a number of issues and the patience to receive that direction. Thank you for writing the devotional and allowing God to speak through you!

    1. Thank you for sharing, Scott! We will be praying for peace and wisdom as you navigate these decisions!

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