Tuesday, July 19, 2016

July 19, 2016: Life: God’s Waiting Room

Daily Berry Patch Devotions in 2016 - Day 201  

Devotional Song:  … GO TO THIS LINK …   Please take the time to take in a You Tube video of Steven Curtis Chapman singing … Be Still And Know, declaring the truth of God’s unchanging and ever faithful purpose in our lives.

Highlight Passage:  Psalm 25:5 [NKJV] …  
5 Lead me in Your truth and teach me; for Your are the God of my salvation; … on You I wait all the day. 
… Placing our trust in anything or anyone other than God is foolhardy.
Highlight Context – Psalm 25:1-15 [NKJV] … USE THIS LINK
… King David’s trust in the living God.

Reference Passage #1 … Psalm 27:14 [NKJV] …  
14 Wait on the Lord; … be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; … wait, I say, on the Lord! 
… Pretty clear; … but we’re so often so impatient and desire to control life ourselves.

Reference Passage #2 … Proverbs 3:5-6 [NKJV] …  
5 Trust in the Lord with ALL your heart, and lean not on your own understanding. 6 In ALL your ways acknowledge Him and He will direct your paths. 
… Waiting on God is trusting in God.

Reference Passage #3 … Romans 8: 28 [NKJV] …  
28 And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. 
 … Believing this truth is absolutely necessary when life is so overwhelming and inexplicable.

  My Journal for Today:  … Our Daily Bread author, David McCasland explained a term we all know in comparing it with a biblical concept of waiting on God. He wrote: In everyday language, the term “marking time” has come to mean “motion without progress, not getting anywhere, not doing anything important while you wait.” It conveys a feeling of idle, meaningless waiting. ... In contrast, the word “wait” in the Bible often means “to look eagerly for, to hope, and to expect.”

Waiting on God, therefore, which we so often are forced to do when life becomes overwhelming, is not an inactive, static process. It involves an active choice to trust that God is still out there working on our behalf [see the attached photo and the Scriptures above, especially Prov. 3:5-6 and Romans 8:28).

Okay, God … I get it; … but so often I have trouble waiting.

Can I get a witness?

My Prayer Today:  O, Heavenly Father, … Help me to wait on Your way, dear Lord, when life becomes so foggy.  Amen    

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