Psalm 27:13-14 (NASB) I would have despaired unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord.
I never felt the pain of the waiting, but I see it in their eyes. As a young boy, I was blessed with athletic ability. So, when the teams picked sides, I usually went in the first group. However, there were those that wanted to play, but seemed to always get picked last. It may not seem like a big deal, but as a young boy, it told you just where you stood in the group. After a few times watching the faces of those picked last, I made a promise to myself that if I was ever named team captain, I would make my picks different. The despair in waiting can be overwhelming. So, we can take comfort from today’s scripture that as we wait for an unanswered prayer, a phone call from a loved one, a misdeed to be forgiven, etc., we will find courage as we wait in the Lord.
Application:• Personal Application: Continue spending time with the Lord daily. Sow righteousness and reap the fruit of God's unfailing love.
TOM SEMBER has been involved in ministering to men for over 20 years. He is an ordained minister with the AG in the NY Ministry Network. Tom lives with his wife, Carolyn, and children in New York. You can connect with Tom on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn.
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