Sometimes we must wait in expectation!
Psalm 5 New International Version (NIV)
For the director of music. For pipes. A psalm of David.
Listen to my words, Lord,
consider my lament.
2 Hear my cry for help,
my King and my God,
for to you I pray.
3 In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice;
in the morning I lay my requests before you
and wait expectantly.
4 For you are not a God who is pleased with wickedness;
with you, evil people are not welcome.
5 The arrogant cannot stand
in your presence.
You hate all who do wrong;
6 you destroy those who tell lies.
The bloodthirsty and deceitful
you, Lord, detest.
7 But I, by your great love,
can come into your house;
in reverence I bow down
toward your holy temple.
8 Lead me, Lord, in your righteousness
because of my enemies--
make your way straight before me.
9 Not a word from their mouth can be trusted;
their heart is filled with malice.
Their throat is an open grave;
with their tongues they tell lies.
10 Declare them guilty, O God!
Let their intrigues be their downfall.
Banish them for their many sins,
for they have rebelled against you.
11 But let all who take refuge in you be glad;
let them ever sing for joy.
Spread your protection over them,
that those who love your name may rejoice in you.
12 Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous;
you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
Verse 12 ~ Surely, Lord, you bless the righteous: you surround them with your favor as with a shield.
God answers prayer and as we wait on him, we must know he is working things out for us. We might not understand the next move of life, but God does. Waiting on him, allows us freedom in knowing God has this. This being whatever you are facing now. Even if it's hard, we need to wait.
When I pray, I expect God to answer. How about you? There is something about trusting the Lord and seeing the blessings he has surrounded our lives with. It matters how we wait and our attitude in it. I have people who I call when I need extra prayer, how about you? I also have others who call me when they need extra prayer too. I say extra because sometimes we need a person to agree with us in prayer.
We have a new day set before us and what we do matters. Never doubt the power of God or his ways. Don't forget to wait in expectation of God doing great things. Even through the hardest things of life, God has a way to get our attention and change us inside. Your example goes a lot further than you might realize in life. We must do our best daily and let God shine through us.
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends.