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Psalms 27:14 Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.
Psalms 31:24 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD.
I’m sure I’m not the only one that gets anxious about situations in their life. I’ve written about this topic before but apparently I need to hear it again! I so want to trust in Him and wait for Him to handle these situations in my life that cause me unrest but I repeatedly fail to remember that His ways are not my ways.
Isaiah 55:8 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the LORD.
Waiting on the Lord is not always easy, especially when you are right in the midst of the trial! I love how Psalm 31:24 ends with, “…all ye that hope in the LORD.” My hope must solidly rest in Jesus Christ – period!. As the writer said in the beautiful hymn “On Christ the Solid Rock,” “all other hope is sinking sand.” Do I “hope” in myself? Sadly, yes! I think that I can accomplish something only to find out that it creates a great burden on me. Why do I do this to myself?
So what is the solution? I’ve figured it out … it’s staying in my Bible … it’s allow God to encourage my heart and strengthen me through His words … and, yes, it’s waiting for Him for an answer to my trial and not jumping the gun. Oh how weary I am of this flesh! I can so relate to Paul’s words:
Romans 7:14-15 For we know that the law is spiritual: but I am carnal, sold under sin. 15 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.
I long for the day when my faith will be made sight and I no longer will have to battle with myself! I will no longer have to wait on the Lord because I will be right there with Him!