Message for February 26, 2017 from Pastor Shirley

“Those who wait for God to keep His promises will not be disappointed.” Romans 8:19

Waiting-the one word most of us don’t like or want to hear. Waiting is used to indicate that one is eagerly impatient to do something or for something to happen. When we really stop to think about it waiting is part of life. After all it took you and I nine months of waiting to get here. That is right nine months for a baby to be fully developed to enter into this world healthy and whole. If a baby is born any earlier there is complications to deal with. As early as seven months a baby’s lungs are not fully developed. Just two more months of waiting for one of the most vital organs to be developed so a baby can breath normally on their own.

One of the important exhortations of the Bible is the call to “wait on the Lord.”  Sometimes the wait is not very long and yet at other times it seems as we have been forgotten by God. One thing I have learned is that God’s timing is always perfect. Trusting in the the perfect timing of the Lord is one of the hardest things to do. Waiting requires patience. The half-joking prayer, “Lord I need patience, and I need it Right Now,” is probably not far removed from the truth as we all may feel at times.

The word wait in the Bible carries the idea of confident expectation and hope. Those who wait for God to keep his promises will not be disappointed.

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