Rest and Wait on the Lord
Friday, January 19, 201
Read: Psalm 37:7-8
7 Rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, Because of the man who brings wicked schemes to pass. 8 Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.
–Psalm 37:7-8 (NKJV)
vv. 7-8 Rest & Wait on the Lord; Don’t Fret
A student once purchased a new mechanical pencil. After some time, he found himself in the middle of an important test, and his pencil ran out of lead! There was a great deal of frustration and anguish as he wasted precious minutes going around to other students trying to borrow another pencil. Later the student found out that his new pencil was designed with a complete supply of extra lead inside that could be dispensed with a mere press of the button. Christians are often like this student: although they have all of God’s sufficiency available to them, because of lack of knowledge they do not draw on it in their time of need. Faith must be linked to knowledge to be exercised and to grow, (Green, 2000, p. 137).
Pray for the Lord’s help to grow in faith and to exercise patience and that you will grow through serving His people, Shiloh, our communities, and beyond.
1. What makes you impatient?
2. When you next feel powerless or inadequate, how can you entrust yourself to the Lord?
Download the Daniel Fast guide