June 2, 2023 Memory Verse

Psalm 62:1 Waiting Silently

Truly my soul waits for God; from Him comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1

Waiting is something that is difficult for many people. The majority of people want what they want right now or at least faster than what is possible. During times that people have to wait, many will choose to complain about the having to wait and why they have to wait. They will also blame others for the time of waiting, rather than being patient and understanding. Many will then try to take things into their own hands and make it work, rather than wait for the right time or best way.

David states that his soul waits silently for God, because it is from God that comes his salvation.

Going through life, people have many different struggles and difficulties. Sometimes people will see a relief from those problems that is on its way. Once it is seen, they still have to wait for it to arrive.

Waiting silently is very difficult for most people. During the wait there may be pain and suffering, so many people blame God and others and complain about the wait.

Instead of complaining, believers are to silently wait for God to bring about their salvation. This salvation not only includes the saving of the soul and stepping into eternity in heaven with God, but it also includes being saved from troubles in this life. It may be the removal of the difficulty, or strength to make it through the difficulty or it may be bringing one into heaven for eternity.

Complaining is not believing that God is in control and will provide salvation at the right time and in the best way. One has to remember and fully believe that God is in complete control. Everything is done in His perfect timing.

Going through life you will have times that are difficult. You may wonder how long you will have to go through those times. You may wonder why you are going through them and when God will save you from them. Do not allow yourself to complain or get angry that God has not brought about the needed salvation from a problem, but wait silently, trusting that He is in control and will meet your needs at the perfect time and in the perfect way. It is only from God that you true and perfect salvation comes.

Are you waiting on God’s move?

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know God is in control; that you will wait silently for God to bring about your needed salvation; that you will trust God’s timing and ways; and that you will know it is God alone who brings your salvation.

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Psalm 40:1 Wait Patiently

I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined to me, and heard my cry. Psalm 40:1

Patience is something that is not often seen in most people. Everyone wants everything right immediately. No matter how fast something is, it needs to be faster, from traffic to grocery lines to computers to the end of the workday and much more. With wanting things faster and faster, people get impatient and irritable at not getting their desires fast enough. Slowing down and waiting is not in the mindset of most people because they just want to do more and more and are running out of time.

David had called out to God and then waited patiently for Him to hear his cry and answer.

People like to be in control and so to wait patiently for someone else means that the person is not in control but the one being waited on is. This goes against the mindset and desires of most people.

Everyone who has a belief in God has times in which one calls out to God for some answer to some difficulty. Once in a while God answers immediately, but often God waits to give a full answer. As one is waiting, it may feel as if there is some great disaster about to happen or the world is coming to an end, and there is nothing the person can do about it.

People will get impatient with God wanting the answer right now.

One needs to remember that God hears immediately, but also waits for the perfect time to bring about the answer in His great wisdom and love. The best time is not always when the believer wants it, but when God wants it. Instead of fretting or getting angry, one must wait patiently for God to answer in His way and time.

There are probably prayers you have been praying that are on your heart that you really wanted answered. It may seem as if God is ignoring you by not answering right now. Do not give up hope but continue to wait patiently for God to answer. At the perfect time and in the perfect way God will answer your prayer and meet your need if you continue to trust in Him. God is the one in control, not you, so wait patiently for the best answer to come. God will answer you, if you wait patiently.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will seek God for all of your needs; that you will wait patiently for God’s perfect answer; that you will see God’s answer in His time and way; and that you will trust God’s timing.

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Psalm 37:7 Rest And Wait For God

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. Psalm 37:7

People are impatient for nearly everything. They want things faster and faster than ever before, regardless of how fast things are. They see others succeeding and are working towards it, but cannot get success like they see fast enough. Then people get frustrated and angry that others are prospering, and they are not appearing to make any forward success in their lives.

David says to rest in God and wait patiently for Him, while not fretting when others succeed in their wicked ways.

It is very difficult for a person to watch someone else do everything wrong and yet continue to succeed. In every workplace there appears to be that one person who never follows the rules yet is very successful and prosperous. One business owner does everything the right way and struggles to succeed, while another cheats the system and prospers greatly.

Believers can often feel that way as they watch the world. Non-believers continually live in and promote sinful ways and appear to be very prosperous and successful. It is as though God has turned a blind eye to the sins of the world.

Instead of fretting about how the world is succeeding, the believer needs to rest in God and wait for Him to win the battle. In Christ Jesus, God has promised abundant life in this life and eternal life in the one to come. He has also promised judgement upon all those who have rejected Jesus and lived in sin with no repentance.

That time of final judgement has not yet come but will. The world may succeed today, but in the end will lose the war and be destroyed as the believer lives for eternity.

All around you will be others who are rejecting God and yet appear to be succeeding more than you. They may be successful in material things but are missing the true and abundant life that Jesus provides.

Do not let their success get you down or frustrate you. Rest in the promises of God and wait for Him to bless you in ways far beyond what the world can ever offer. Be patient as He waits for the right time to bless you with eternal life. Eternal life is greater success than anything this world can offer.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will find true life in Jesus; that you will find rest in God; that you will wait patiently for His timing in your life; and that you will see and know the blessings God is giving you each day.

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Benefit Of Listening And Obeying God

Several weeks ago, I was driving through town in my company work truck. I had come up to a four way stop sign intersection and made a complete stop. There was no one directly at any of the intersections, however, there was one truck coming down the road from my right side. This person had plenty of time to stop for the stop sign from where I saw him.

As I was about to pull out and cross the intersection, I felt God say to stay and not move. I could not understand why I should wait because I had the right-a-way and the truck had plenty of time to stop. But I chose to wait.

The truck ended up barreling through the intersection without even beginning to slow down at all. He was going at least 35-40 mph. Had I not listened and obeyed God, I would have been right in the middle of the intersection when he came through. I would have been hit very hard on the passenger side, most likely causing my truck to rollover, along with who knows how much more damage physically to me and the truck would have occurred.

This makes me think of something Jesus had said,

But He said, “More than that, blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it!” Luke 11:28

Too often I hear God’s voice and don’t want to obey it. Or I know what His word says in the Bible, but do not follow it as I should. God does not speak to us unless it is for our benefit. He knows what is best for us and:

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Psalm 37:23

God will direct my steps if I allow Him to do so and there will be great benefits in doing so. He cares about my life each and every day.

I want to encourage you to listen to what God has to say and then obey it. He is interested in your day to day living.

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