“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.”
I’m so thankful that I can rest in the Lord, and wait patiently for Him, because He is so faithful.
It’s far too easy for me to become impatient and begin to question what God is doing, but that all begins to fade as I focus on the character of my God.
He is loving and kind, compassionate and faithful. He delights in giving His children good things.
Sometimes He says no, not to hurt us, but because He loves us too much to let us have our own way. He uses the trials and disappointments in this life to refine us, to draw us closer to Himself, and to show us that our hope in Him goes deeper than anything we face in this life.
Remembering the character of my God greatly encourages me, and feeding on His faithfulness today helps me to trust Him with tomorrow.
Before I was able to come to Uganda, God took me through a long season of waiting. There were days I waited very impatiently; days when I felt so discouraged in the waiting process. Now, as I sit here in Uganda, I’m deeply thankful that God loved me enough to take me through that season of waiting and preparation. I can now see how He has a purpose in every season of waiting, whether or not we can see it at the present moment.
I’m thankful that I can rest in the Lord and wait patiently for Him. He is a good Father who delights in blessing His children with good things - in His perfect timing.