In the scripture we are told, “Wait on the Lord, trust also in Him, and He shall bring it to pass.” One of the most difficult times of our lives are those times when we are waiting on the Lord.

The Bible further ways, “The eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole wide earth to show Himself strong in behalf of them whose hearts are perfect toward Him.” God sees the whole picture, He sees our real need, and He has promised to supply our need.

One thing that baffles us many times is why God does not act swiftly, but God is limited by His own action. He has made man & creature of free will and even though it may be God’s will to do something now, He has to wait until the hearts of men can follow the pattern that He desires.

In some cases that takes years. Some things I have been praying about for a long time have not yet come to pass. I believe that God wants the same thing I want because my desire is in keeping with His word, but God is still waiting for the hearts of some people to be turned in the right direction. This can be applied to family problems, financial problems, occupational problems, life problems. He said, “Be not weary in well doing, for in due season, ye shall reap, if ye faint not.”

It is our part to be keep on keeping on, to act in obedience to God’s call upon our lives, to be willing to go where God wants us to go, to do what God wants us to do. Anything short of that on our part can hinder God in what He wants to do in our lives. If you are waiting on God about something in your life, remember that apple seeds bear only apples, and consequently if you keep on doing what God wants you to do, you are going to bear the good fruit of His Spirit.

What do you want from God today? Have you asked Him for that which you truly desire. He says, “Ask that you might receive”, but even after you ask you must be willing to wait.

In the Hymn, “Take Time To Be Holy” are the words, “And run not before him, whatever betide.” There is much wisdom in that statement. If we become so anxious that we take the first possible answer to our problem, without checking in our spirit to see if this is really God’s answer, we may wind up with something far less satisfying than what God has for us. We must learn to wait for God’s answer. It is not easy, it is often very difficult, but if we really want God’s answer in our lives we must wait for God to act.

“God moves in mysterious ways, His wonders to perform.” If you can but trust God and release all your cares unto him, He will not only give you peace that day, but He will be continually working toward the fulfillment of your greatest hopes and dreams.

The next part of waiting on the Lord is “Be willing to move when God acts.” If He gives me His answer and I am unwilling to accept it my needs will still not be met. Be ready, God may have something for you to do today that will make a great difference in the fulfillment of your dreams. God bless you -- God loves you and I do too.

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