A Devotion May Be Someone's Only Bible

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Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; yes, wait for the Lord.  Psalm 27:14 NASB

waiting“This is your captain speaking. We are seventh in line for takeoff.”

“This is your captain speaking. We are fifth in line for takeoff.”

“This is your captain speaking. We are second in line for takeoff.”

We wait. And we wait some more. Life offers many opportunities for waiting, which provides time for growth in our lives. We gain strength and patience as we wait. We also learn contentment and courage. 

As we wait, we can complain, whine, and be miserable. Or we can search for good, joy, and opportunities to serve the Lord.

We can write a note to one who needs reminding she is appreciated and loved. We can send a get-well card to one who is housebound. Or we could also take a much-needed nap.

And no, I’m not writing this as I sit on an airplane, waiting for takeoff. I have seven loads of laundry waiting for their turn in the washing machine and the dryer. So, I might as well make what could be a chore into a fun activity as I wait for the Lord.

Take a moment to thank God for the many opportunities during which He allows you to wait. Ask Him to help you use your time wisely so you can bring praise, honor, and glory to Him.

What do you do during your periods of waiting?

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Jan Willis

Jan Willis writes and speaks on living with joy amid life’s difficulties. She is a member of Toastmasters International, Word Weavers International, and a graduate of Christian Communicators. She writes a column for Broken But Priceless: The Magazine. Contact her at her blog www.jankwillis.com, find her on Facebook as Jan K Willis, or follow her on Twitter @janjkw.