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There are times when God will call us to act immediately during a battle. But there are other times when He wants us to wait upon Him so that He may act on our behalf. What seems like a frustrating delay is God’s preparation for a great blessing to come. “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” (Psalm 27:13-14).
Sometimes it takes as much courage to wait upon God as it does to act in His name. As we wait before the Lord in worship and as we walk with Him daily, He puts His strength in our hearts. “[B]ut they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint” (Isaiah 40:31, ESV).
We need to remain in a constant state of readiness, recognizing that the only way to find victory is through God. Seek to follow God wholeheartedly—not only during times of battle but also in a daily walk with Him.
Prayer: God, so often it is hard for me to wait on You. Give me the courage to respond in obedience whether You are telling me to act or telling me to wait. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he turned to me and heard my cry” (Psalm 40:1).
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