Pray and Wait

“I wait for Yahweh; I wait and put my hope in His word.
I wait for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning—more than watchmen for the morning.”

Psalm 130:5-6 HCSB

How often do we want our prayers answered immediately? We long to know what’s next in our lives. Maybe we’re pleading for the healing of ourselves or a loved one.

More often than not, we will pray and wait. We may ask the Lord repeatedly, but not because He didn’t hear us the first time. He promises to always hear us. However, our timing is different than His. We want everything now, whether it’s the clear path or restored health.

God can see all of time. He knows the beginning, end, and everything in the middle. He sees the whole puzzle of our lives and works out the pieces to fit together just right. He knows how everything turns out.

We can be active while we wait. We can learn from others, eat healthy, get extra rest, and use our time and energy in positive and meaningful ways. When we’re caught up in difficulties, we’re less likely to see the blessings that surround us. These gifts may not be easy to recognize in the moment. We can seek to find His presence.

As believers, we have hope in knowing the Lord will help us through all of our struggles. There will be difficult times in this fallen world. Some things won’t turn out the way we want them to. But God has a plan and He will see us through to the end.

So, let’s continue to pray and wait.

PRAYER: Dear Lord, thank You that we can pray to You at all times. Thank You for always working in and through our lives. Help us to remember to rest as we wait for Your guidance and healing. “We wait for Yahweh; He is our help and shield. For our hearts rejoice in Him because we trust in His holy name. May Your faithful love rest on us, Yahweh, for we put our hope in You” (Psalm 33:20-22 HCSB). Amen.

Journal: What are you currently waiting for? Write your prayers here as you rest in the hope of the Lord’s timing.

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