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Monday Motivation: Psalm 27

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Psalm 27 (NIV)

 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
    whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
    of whom shall I be afraid?

When the wicked advance against me
    to devour me,
it is my enemies and my foes
    who will stumble and fall.
Though an army besiege me,
    my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
    even then I will be confident.

One thing I ask from the Lord,
    this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
    all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
    and to seek him in his temple.
For in the day of trouble
    he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
    and set me high upon a rock.

Then my head will be exalted
    above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
    I will sing and make music to the Lord.

Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
    be merciful to me and answer me.
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
    Your face, Lord, I will seek.
Do not hide your face from me,
    do not turn your servant away in anger;
    you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
    God my Savior.
Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me.
Teach me your way, Lord;
    lead me in a straight path
    because of my oppressors.
Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
    for false witnesses rise up against me,
    spouting malicious accusations.

I remain confident of this:
    I will see the goodness of the Lord
    in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
    be strong and take heart
    and wait for the Lord.

Monday Motivation

“Wait for the Lord”

Oh, the exceptionally coveted personality trait called ‘patience.’  I would give anything for it but unfortunately there is no wiggle room when it comes to my genetic structure. I’m frustrated daily by the fact that all I do at times is hurry up and wait. I hurry to the pharmacy and wait in the drive thru. I hurry through the grocery store and wait at the check out. I hurry to the oil change center and wait forever as they pull each car though. You can see I have a problem with lines here.

Certain ‘things’ in life are worth your patience and some are not! I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that waiting on the Lord is totally worth your while.  It requires you to place your heart in the palm of our Heavenly Father’s hands and it takes all the strength, humility and faith you can muster.  The outcome may not be what you expect, what you want or in your timing. Rest assured that you can be confident in God’s grace, mercy and what will turn out to be the most impeccable timing.

What are those ‘things’ you find yourself waiting on today? It is a better  job, a new home, or relationship status? Maybe it’s an ongoing health issue in which you are concerned about yourself or a loved one’s well being.   Waiting with the Lord in those moments is exceptionally difficult  for not only the patient but for a caretakers heart as well.

Standing in line for God is definitely worth my patience.

Thoughts and prayers are with you all until we meet again !