Evening Prayer & Reflection
Waiting on the Lord in prayer
Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!1
Sometimes the words prayer and waiting go hand in hand, and all I can do is give my situation up to the Lord so He can direct my feet in the best way to go.
I’m going through a time of uncertainty right now, and from my past experiences with the Lord, I know without a doubt He will show me His way through this foggy time like He always has. My joy in Him doesn’t fail, nor does my trust. I just don’t know which way to go on a single path that divides into five different ones. They all look exciting to me, and I find myself making all sorts of pros and cons lists. It’s exhausting!
This morning I prayed with two friends, and then went to my cozy place for my time alone with the Lord. He gently reminded me that He isn’t into showing me the future like a fortune cookie or magic eight-ball. He wants me to fall back into His arms for support and wait for His timing to align with my circumstances. And He reminded me never will He leave me stranded. Chuck Swindoll says this about waiting:
Invariably, especially during a time of intense trial, I go back to my theological roots. I go back to what I really believe. I return to the essentials such as prayer and dependence, like getting quiet and waiting on God. I remind myself, God is sovereign . . . this is no accident. He has a plan and a purpose.”2
And so, I will be patient and wait for God to open up the perfect path for me to wander down as I seek His counsel and ask wherever He leads me will bring glory to Him and peace to me. Honestly, I hope He places roadblocks on the paths He wants me to stay off . . . that would sure help!
- Psalm 27:14. (2016, May 5). Bible Gateway. Retrieved from Bible Gateway website: https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+27%3A14&version=ESV
- Swindoll, C. (2002). Bedside Blessings. Countryman, Thomas Nelson, Inc
Prayer is life changing, so hang on for a wonder-filled, joyous experience as we talk with the Lord of our lives.
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