Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Asking, Seeking, and Waiting on the Lord

Delight thyself also in the LORD: and he shall give thee the desires of thine heart.  Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.  And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.  -Psalm 37:4-6 (KJV) 

Fatigue, stress, and schedule overload are daily challenges to living in victorious faith.  We can so easily become caught up in our ongoing to-do lists that we wonder if we are accomplishing anything.  Have you ever had the sensation of spinning your wheels yet not getting anywhere?  I believe this is a common problem in today’s society and followers of Christ are as affected as anyone.  The Word of God invites us to hand our troubles to the Lord.  Tell God how we are feeling and what we want, and He will then provide for us according to His will.  When the desires of our hearts line up with the Lord’s will we then receive the blessings he has in store for us. 

Many years ago I heard someone say that God has a storehouse of blessing which He is waiting to give us, yet we never take the time to ask in faith.  Rather than be distracted by all the challenges and problems we face, a better approach to life is to commit our way to the Lord.  The result will be walking the fullness of His grace and blessings.  God knows we have needs, desires, and problems, yet the Bible teaches that we are to ask God for His strength and help.  Jesus reminded us when we ask we receive and when we seek we find (Matthew 7:7, 8).  The Lord is willing to pour out His blessings on our lives.  Ours is to ask in faith. 

Any of us can find ourselves facing adversity.  The desire of our hearts is for the problems to be solved.  Yet, there will be times when we ask God for the problem to be rectified the answer is wait.  The desires of our hearts will come as we trust the Lord.  However, we may have to wait for His will to come to pass.  In fact, I find this is usually the case.  In the meantime, do not fret, do not quit, and claim the encouragement we find in God’s Word and prayer.  Seek the Lord in faith and then move toward His will. 

An abundance of blessings await all who seek the Lord in faith. 

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