There is nothing more satisfying than the hand of your Father... especially in the times when you can't see ahead. Learn to trust Him in the waiting times...
Lamentations 3:24-26 - I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.
Jeremiah was called the weeping prophet. He went through much hardship in his life. Here in the book of Lamentations we read of his groanings or laments before the Lord. You might think this was a book of complaints. But look again at how Jeremiah handles the difficult waiting season in his life.
Jeremiah reminds himself where his real satisfaction comes from. In the hardship of waiting, relief does not come through an answer, but rather a person. Jeremiah says, “The Lord is my portion.” He satisfies like nothing else.
When you believe that the Lord really does satisfy your greatest longings, you will wait for him. If you don’t believe, you will quickly move on to experiment with other things or people thinking they might satisfy your cravings in the waiting.
The time of waiting sifts through your sources of satisfaction. When you actively pursue relationship with God over the reward of an answer, you will find that he is so good. “The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him.”
He satisfies you in the waiting. The waiting times in your life are not meant to be dry and lifeless. They can be rich and fulfilling. Why? The love and compassion of God are new every morning… and most especially in your time of waiting.
Lamentations 3:22-23 - Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
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