Monday, April 27, 2015


Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” Psalms 27:14 (NIV)

Having patience with God and His plan is not easy.  There are so many times when I feel stuck within my own weekly routine and there’s no light at the end of the tunnel in sight.  It is those times when I must repeatedly remind myself that God has a purpose within the waiting.  I think of my mom’s favorite verse, Isaiah 40:31: “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” (KJV).  God uses the time of waiting to strengthen our faith and build our character.  We should not be trying to manipulate things to move faster if we know that it’s against God’s will.  Sometimes we think we know what should be done in our lives, but God may have something else in mind.  If we continue to push for our own way, we may miss out on God’s best for us.  James 5:7-11 talks about persevering in trials and mentions Job.  Job lost everything and he remained faithful to God.  After a time of trial, he was blessed with much more than he had before.  Even though the road may seem never-ending, it is always better to wait on the Lord.

This topic really does come up a lot for me, God is still teaching me to be patient after 4½ years of blogging!  So if you want to read more, The Waiting Game, addresses patience and I also link these 2 posts within that one: Fasten Seatbelts, Please and When Will This Chapter End?

I am currently participating in the Blogging from A to Z April 2015 Challenge. My theme is life lessons from the Bible. You can find more information about the challenge by clicking on the badge to the right or click here for a list of participants. It has been an interesting experience so far and I have enjoyed finding and visiting other blogs. If you are a fellow participant, thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment!


  1. Funny, Isa 40:31 was my mom's favorite verse, too! Maybe God wants me to take another look at it today; surely it should me one of mine! Thanks for the reminder; great post.

    1. I'm glad to have reminded you :) I grew up hearing that verse all the time, and I think of it every time I see an eagle.

  2. We want it now. God wants it when it is time. It's a constant mental battle for us to accept what He wants.

  3. Waiting teaches us patience which a lot of us don't seem to have, but it is good to have that time knowing God's will and timing is always perfect )


  4. I'll have to praise God for He has been very good to me. Many of my prayers have been answered over the years and He has always provided for me. Now I'm waiting for the next phase of my life and in the mean time making the best of things as I can.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out


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