August 16, Today’s thought — The Grace of Waiting

the Farmer is putting up a rod to hang bird feeders and a hummingbird bottle.

All done, now to get some red hummingbird food.

Good Morning

Psalm 27:14
Wait on the LORD:
be of good courage,
and he shall strengthen thine heart:
I say,
on the LORD.

We must learn to wait.
When we do not know what to do we must simply do nothing.
Wait till the fog clears away.
Do not force a half-open door;
a closed door may be p;providential.
Ability to hold steady under pressure gives God unlimited sway.
A hurried spirit is always from beneath (and out of breath).
“He that believeth shall not make haste.” Isaiah 28:16

There is grace supplied for the one who waits.
The psalmist knew this secret.
He experienced this grace.
“I wait for the Lord,” he declared in Psalm130:5.
Waiting is a great part of life’s discipline and therefore God often exercises the grace of waiting in the anxious hurrying person.
“Waiting has four purposes,” says Dr. James Vaughan.
“It practices the patience of faith.
It gives time for preparation for the coming gift.
It makes the blessing the sweeter when it arrives.
It shows the sovereignty of God–to give just when and as He pleases.’

Trust God for your day . . .Today
With my prayers, desiring yours, Leslie

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